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(With reference to a poll.)

He got ten times as many as negative votes as positive ones.

Have I framed this sentence correctly?

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Almost, you have an extra "as" in between "many" and "negative".

"He got ten times as many negative votes as positive ones." would be ok.

If you wanted it to be a bit more formal , you could say "He received ten times as many negative votes as positive ones."

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