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exit poll

n.
A poll taken of a sample of voters as they leave a polling place, used especially to predict the outcome of an election or determine the voters' opinions and characteristics.

exit poll

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a poll taken by an organization by asking people how they voted in an election as they leave a polling station

ex′it poll`


n.
a survey taken of a small percentage of voters as they leave the voting place, used esp. to forecast election results.
[1975]
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Noun1.exit poll - a poll of voters as they leave the voting place; usually taken by news media in order to predict the outcome of an election
opinion poll, poll, public opinion poll, canvass - an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
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One, we try to make the experience of registering your vote on the exit poll as close as we can to registering your vote at the polling place," Joe Lenski, Edison's co-founder and executive vice president (http://www.
To forestall any public perception of unfairness, approval to conduct exit polls was granted to the above-mentioned organisations subject to the preconditions that they do not have members contesting in any constituency covered by the exit poll, have not publicly expressed support and will not publicly express support for any candidate or candidate list in any constituency covered by the exit poll, and will not assign members of any body which has members contesting in any constituency covered by the exit poll or members of any body which has publicly expressed support for candidates or candidate lists contesting in any constituency covered by the exit poll to conduct the exit poll," a spokesman for the REO said.