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 In February YouGov, a pollster, began collaborating with Imperial College London to monitor behavioural changes in response to covid-19. The Economist, "Daily chart Face-off over face-masks: Europe’s latest north-south split," 8 July 2020 To Abbas Abdi, who was among the students who took American diplomats hostage in 1979, but later became a pollster and regime critic who spent time in prison, the suicides magnify a broader failure. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why Iranians, rattled by suicides, point a finger at leaders," 8 July 2020 The campaign’s pollster, On Message Inc., has Sessions at 43% and Tuberville at 49%. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "'Underdog' Jeff Sessions surges in campaign poll, and 7 in 10 ignore Trump endorsement of foe," 9 June 2020 The new focus is a good one for Democrats, said Adam Probolsky, a pollster based in Orange County. John Wildermuth, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter transform California’s political campaigns," 3 July 2020 The official result of 78% for the proposals came in higher than an exit poll conducted by state-run pollster Vtsiom, which found 71% of Russians had supported the plan. Ilya Arkhipov, Fortune, "It’s official: Vladimir Putin wins vote that could keep in power through 2036," 2 July 2020 Of course, just 44 percent say that most other people in their area do, which is a tell that someone is being less than candid with their pollster. Megan Molteni, Wired, "How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have," 2 July 2020 Any pollster who consulted the same percentage of voters would have no problem predicting the outcome of the next election. Ken Croswell, Scientific American, "An Elemental Problem with the Sun," 1 July 2020 More than two-thirds of Canadians approve of the government’s handling of the pandemic, according to EKOS, a pollster. The Economist, "Cracked crown Canada’s Conservative contenders," 6 June 2020

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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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23 Jul 2020

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“Pollster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollster. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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