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

Examples of outpoll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But he and two other Democrats were collectively being outpolled by three Republicans. John Wildermuth, SFChronicle.com, "California GOP makes strong bid to flip back House seats it lost in 2018," 4 Mar. 2020 The three were the top vote-getters in the April 7 election, outpolling Kristiana Williams, Thomas Novak and Michael Eddy. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rutkowski, LeRoy and Reith capture seats on the Palmyra-Eagle Area School Board," 13 Apr. 2020 In New Hampshire, Sanders outpolled Warren among liberal voters by 20 points (33 to 13 percent) and nearly 30 points by very liberal voters (48 to 19 percent). Aaron Goldstein, National Review, "Warren’s Campaign Was Doomed the Moment Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed Sanders," 9 Mar. 2020 Collectively, however, Republicans were outpolling Democrats in both Porter’s and Rouda’s districts. John Wildermuth, SFChronicle.com, "California GOP makes strong bid to flip back House seats it lost in 2018," 4 Mar. 2020 But in the first, multi-candidate round of elections, the extreme-right candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, whose National Front party was identified with a variety of racist and xenophobic positions, outpolled Jospin. Keith Richburg, Washington Post, "Jacques Chirac, flamboyant French president who opposed U.S. invasion of Iraq, dies at 86," 26 Sep. 2019 That’s over 400,000 more than Notorious B.I.G., who outpolled only Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk and MC5. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "Trent Reznor, Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Doobie Brothers top a diverse Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020," 15 Jan. 2020 The Scottish Nationalist Party won 13 more seats in Scotland, while in Northern Ireland nationalist parties for the first time outpolled the unionists. Ivo Daalder, Twin Cities, "Ivo Daalder: Boris Johnson is getting Brexit done. But then what?," 23 Dec. 2019 Although the Conservatives outpolled the Liberals, most votes went to parties that prefer the redistributionist policies favoured by Mr Trudeau to the small-state philosophy of Mr Scheer. The Economist, "The chastening of Justin Trudeau," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of outpoll

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Outpoll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpoll. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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