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

Other Words from exit poll

exit polling noun

Examples of exit poll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon after an exit poll was published by Sigma Conseil indicating a ‘yes’ vote of 92.3%, hundreds of Saied supporters flocked to the central Habib Bourguiba Avenue to celebrate. Reuters, NBC News, 26 July 2022 Trump dominated among white voters with 66 percent, while Biden got 33 percent, according to CNN exit poll data. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 8 Sep. 2022 Newcomers voted for Republican Ted Cruz in his 2018 Senate re-election bid at a higher rate than those born in the state, according to a CNN exit poll. Shelly Hagan, Bloomberg.com, 4 Aug. 2022 Youngkin still lost the group by roughly 34 points in Virginia, according to a CBS exit poll in November. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 10 May 2022 According to exit poll data collected by Focus Features, 48% of the opening-weekend crowd were older than 55, 87% were over the age of 30 and 73% were female. Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2022 Biden was favored by 61% of Latino voters in Arizona in 2020, compared to 37% for Trump according to a CBS News exit poll. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2022 The Post-ABC poll finds that just over 8 in 10 nationally say parents should have at least some say in what their child’s school teaches, a finding that is nearly identical to the exit poll results in Virginia. Dan Balz, Scott Clement And Emily Guskin, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Nov. 2021 Indeed, voters in the 1994 midterm elections put crime as their most important issue in both preelection polling from CBS News and an exit poll conducted by Mitofsky International​, which had also conducted exit polls for the major news networks. Harry Enten, CNN, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of exit poll

1976, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Exit poll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exit%20poll. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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