out·​poll | \ ˌau̇t-ˈpōl How to pronounce outpoll (audio) \
outpolled; outpolling; outpolls

Definition of outpoll

transitive verb

1 : to receive more support in a poll than Why does opposition to gun bans outpoll opposition to gay marriage?— William Saletan
2 : to receive more votes than (an opponent) And itʼs not clear that Hollande, even if he were to outpoll the center-rightʼs candidate in the first round, could reunite his fractious left-wing …— Leo Michel

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Nationally, Democrats outpolled Republicans in the 2018 House elections by 8.6 million votes. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Are Democrats blowing their 2020 chance?," 21 June 2019 Other than Seminole County, where Trump got fewer votes than Mitt Romney did in 2012 and outpolled Clinton by just 1.6 percentage points, Central Florida counties leaned either heavily Democratic or Republican in 2016. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, "Why is President Trump’s campaign coming to Orlando? It’s key to winning Florida, experts say.," 13 June 2019 In France, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally outpolled President Emmanuel Macron’s party and its allies. Josef Joffe, WSJ, "The Sick Man of Europe Is Europe," 27 May 2019 This House midterm will hinge on marginal districts—suburban or exurban areas where Hillary Clinton outpolled Mr. Trump or came close. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Failure to Communicate," 2 Aug. 2018 In another California race, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the only Senate Democrat facing a serious primary challenge, outpolled her rivals by a big margin to advance to the November election. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 6 June 2018 He’s there again this year, largely because Hillary Clinton outpolled Donald Trump in his district in 2016 and Denham himself won his race by just three points. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, "Attack ad targets NRA support for California Republican," 12 Apr. 2018 The only politician who outpolls him is Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a left-wing former president. The Economist, "How a strike by lorry drivers will shape Brazil’s elections," 9 June 2018 Roy outpolled Matt McCall of Boerne, a three-time congressional challenger. Bill Lambrecht, San Antonio Express-News, "Ortiz Jones to face Hurd in S.A. congressional district," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of outpoll

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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