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

Examples of exit poll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An exit poll revealing his landslide appeared to take Wilders by surprise. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 22 Nov. 2023 This is a striking finding, given that Biden won voters ages 18 to 29 by more than 20 points in the 2020 presidential election, according to the national exit poll. Mark Murray, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 In 2016, Trump won the support of White evangelicals in 19 of the 28 states where CBS News primary exit polls were conducted. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2023 That's a record-high turnout among liberals in Ohio exit polls dating back to 1984. Christine Filer, ABC News, 7 Nov. 2023 Among other results: The exit poll indicated broad dissatisfaction with both leading candidates in the 2024 presidential election: Seventy-three percent of Ohio voters participating in this off-year election said Biden should not be running for president and 63% said the same of Trump. Christine Filer, ABC News, 7 Nov. 2023 The exit poll suggested that the referendum answers were overwhelmingly in the ruling party’s favor, but participation was only about 40 percent, below the threshold to make the result binding. Annabelle Chapman, Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2023 But in 2020, Associated Press exit polls found 35% of Muslims chose Trump and 64% President Biden. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Thursday exit polls for Flower Moon were promising, with the movie boasting an 87 percent positive rating and a strong definite recommend of 72 percent. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exit poll was in 1976

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“Exit poll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exit%20poll. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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