exit polling
noun see exit poll

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • exit polling — noun see exit poll …   Useful english dictionary

  • exit poll — exit polling. a poll taken of a small percentage of voters as they leave the polls, used to forecast the outcome of an election or determine the reasons for voting decisions. * * * …   Universalium

  • Exit poll — An exit poll is a poll of voters taken immediately after they have exited the polling stations. Unlike an opinion poll, which asks whom the voter plans to vote for or some similar formulation, an exit poll asks whom the voter actually voted for.… …   Wikipedia

  • exit poll — noun Date: 1980 a poll taken (as by news media) of voters leaving the voting place that is usually used for predicting the winners • exit polling noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exit poll — ➔ poll1 * * * exit poll UK US noun [C] ► POLITICS a study in which people are asked how they voted as they leave the polling station (= place where people vote): » According to exit polls, no party will have an overall majority. exit polls… …   Financial and business terms

  • exit poll — ex it poll a survey poll taken by interviewing voters as they leave (exit) the polling place, to determine how they voted and for what reasons; it is usually taken by news media to learn at an early time (often before the balloting has finished)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exit poll — ► NOUN ▪ a poll of people leaving a polling station, asking how they voted …   English terms dictionary

  • exit poll —    An exit poll is a poll of voters taken immediately after they have exited the polling stations. Rather than asking who the voter plans to vote for or some similar formulation, an exit pollster asks how the voter actually voted. Pollsters –… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • exit poll — informal survey of voters as they leave the polling place (used as an early indicator of the outcome of the election) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exit poll — noun an opinion poll of people leaving a polling station, asking how they voted …   English new terms dictionary

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