exit poll


Definition of exit poll

: a poll taken (as by news media) of voters leaving the voting place that is usually used for predicting the winners

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exit polling noun

Examples of exit poll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another exit poll based on more data was to be published later Sunday with a tighter margin of error. Vanessa Geraand Monika Scislowska, BostonGlobe.com, "Poland’s momentous presidential runoff too close to call," 12 July 2020 The Ipsos Institute, which conducted the exit poll, said Sunday the difference is within the margin of error, meaning it’s not yet possible to say who won. Fox News, "Poland's presidential runoff election too close to call, early results show," 13 July 2020 Mr Trzaskowski performed extremely well among young people, winning almost two-thirds of the under-30 vote, according to an exit poll published after voting closed on election night. The Economist, "Squeaking it Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party clings on to the presidency," 13 July 2020 An earlier exit poll had showed Duda with 50.4% and Trzaskowski 49.6%. Vanessa Gera And Monika Scislowska, The Christian Science Monitor, "Poland presidential vote: What's at stake in Sunday's election," 12 July 2020 The Ipsos institute’s exit poll showed President Andrzej Duda with 50.4 percent of the vote and rival Rafal Trzaskowski with 49.6 percent. Vanessa Geraand Monika Scislowska, BostonGlobe.com, "Poland’s momentous presidential runoff too close to call," 12 July 2020 An exit poll showed Duda at 50.4 percent and Trzaskowski at 49.6 percent. Washington Post, "Polish President Duda and challenger Trzaskowski in tight race amid high turnout," 12 July 2020 In 2012, Mitt Romney won 54% of the voters with incomes over $200,000 household incomes, that number fell to 48% for Donald Trump, according to New York Times exit poll data. Lance Lambert, Fortune, "These congressional districts saw the highest number of PPP loans over $150,000," 6 July 2020 The candidate with the third most votes according to the exit poll was Szymon Holownia, a TV personality and journalist who had once studied to be a priest. Vanessa Gera, Fox News, "Poland's presidential vote headed for runoff, exit poll shows," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of exit poll

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Exit poll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exit%20poll. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of exit poll

: a method of predicting the result of an election by asking people who they voted for as they leave the place where they voted

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