exit poll

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

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

exit polling

noun

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First Known Use of exit poll

1976

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EXIT POLL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of exit poll for English Language Learners

  • : 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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