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 Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster, said previous polling showed substantial support among Republicans for gun control. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 27 May 2022 Republicans use it because public opinion is on their side, said Neil Newhouse, a veteran Republican pollster. NBC News, 28 Feb. 2022 Republicans use it because public opinion is on their side, said Neil Newhouse, a veteran Republican pollster. Jeff Mcmillan And Marc Levy, Chron, 25 Feb. 2022 Brenda Gianiny, a gifted Republican pollster, explained survey methodology and polling’s challenges. Karl Rove, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2021 The poll – a sample size of 1,000 respondents with a 3.1% margin of error – was led by Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2021 This guy, Emil Hurja, was Franklin Roosevelt’s pollster and election forecaster extraordinaire. Wired, 16 July 2022 John Curtice, a leading pollster and a politics professor at the University of Strathclyde, recently noted the lack of interest or even understanding of the issue seen in polls. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 The study’s lead pollster, David Paleologos, who directs the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said this across-the-board support is a rarity. Simon Levien, BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pollster

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Pollster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollster. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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