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

transitive verb

: to receive more support in a poll than
Why does opposition to gun bans outpoll opposition to gay marriage?William Saletan
: 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 In 2016, Bouchard won with the largest number of votes for any candidate in Oakland County, despite having Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton outpoll the Republican candidate Donald Trump by 8 percentage points. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 4 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of outpoll was in 1705

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“Outpoll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpoll. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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