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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.
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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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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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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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"There is no official exit poll due on Thursday night, however, rumour has it that some large hedge funds have organised their own unofficial exit polls, so expect lots of volatility throughout the night as we all try to cut through the fog of the vote count to find out who will emerge victorious."
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