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One that flies from socialist vote (7)

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redpoll

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'one that flies' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't understand how one could define the other.

'socialist vote' is the wordplay.
'socialist' becomes 'red' (red is a kind of socialist).
'vote' becomes 'poll' (polling is a kind of voting).
'red'+'poll'='REDPOLL'

'from' acts as a link.

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