exit poll

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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

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n.
a survey taken of a small percentage of voters as they leave the voting place, used esp. to forecast election results.
[1975]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Captain Wentworth made a very early return to Mr Musgrove's civility, and she was all but calling there in the same half hour.
Villefort leaped out of the carriage, and saw that his servants were surprised at his early return; he could read no other expression on their features.
If he wanted, he would send for her; and even to offer an early return was a presumption which hardly anything would have seemed to justify.
Naturally superstitious, they fully believed that they had seen the disembodied spirit of the dead man, and now they cast fearful glances about them in expectation of the ghost's early return to the scene of the ruin they had inflicted upon him during their recent raid upon his home, and discussed in affrighted whispers the probable nature of the vengeance which the spirit would inflict upon them should he return to find them in possession of his gold.
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And that was doing well; but the party was dependent for its early returns upon messages from the locals, and naturally those locals which had been most successful were the ones which felt most like reporting; and so that night every one in the hall believed that the vote was going to be six, or seven, or even eight hundred thousand.
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Last season Martin wanted to force an early return and pulled out of a league game.

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