poll·​ster | \ ˈpōl-stər How to pronounce pollster (audio) \

Definition of pollster

: one that conducts a poll or compiles data obtained by a poll

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Examples of pollster in a Sentence

he wouldn't tell the exit pollster whom he'd voted for
Recent Examples on the Web Democratic pollster Celinda Lake highlighted just how expansive and even radical Biden's economic strategy is. Brandon Tensley, CNN, 24 Apr. 2021 Progressives have also criticized the pollster’s involvement and mocked some of the participants online, claiming that trying to win over vaccine-hesitant Republicans is a lost cause. Dan Diamond, Anchorage Daily News, 4 May 2021 Progressives have also criticized the pollster's involvement and mocked some of the participants online, claiming that trying to win over vaccine-hesitant Republicans is a lost cause. BostonGlobe.com, 4 May 2021 The political pollster's public confession about the challenges of maintaining his weight loss hit a nerve — and prompted lots of encouragement and advice. NBC News, 19 Apr. 2021 Owens, the pollster, said such talk resonates with the 33% of the electorate that does not identify as a partisan. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 18 Apr. 2021 According to the pollster, whites were overrepresented in the poll, with 89% of respondents identifying as white. oregonlive, 18 Mar. 2021 The pollster also took a look at likely Senate candidate Tim Ryan, a Niles congressman and former presidential candidate. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 17 Mar. 2021 According to the independent pollster the Levada Center, around 19% of Russians approve of Navalny’s actions, while 56% disapprove. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of pollster

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pollster was in 1939

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6 Jun 2021

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“Pollster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollster. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pollster

: someone who makes questions for a poll, asks questions in a poll, or collects and presents results from a poll


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