There is no purpose in asking people to walk the neighborhood to canvass for someone who would support the status quo.
The software allows users to make phone calls, register to vote, and canvass neighborhoods with a few simple instructions.
At the very end of the canvass a chance remark may have decided the result.
In speaking of the canvass that was set, I ought to have said something of the state of our decks.
My sentiments are neither divine oracles nor theological opinions which it is not permitted to canvass.
This time we were questioned about canvass, but got off by concealing the truth.
He had the audacity to speak, think, and write, as if he were entitled to canvass affairs of State.
A canvass of the town in February, 1901, showed that 96 per cent.
He was easily caricatured—but difficult to represent as he was, in marble or on canvass.
I had ample time to scan his features and canvass their every lineament.
c.1500, from alternative spelling of canvas (n.) and probably meaning, originally, "to toss or sift in a canvas sheet," hence "to shake out, examine carefully" (1520s); "to solicit votes" (1550s). The spelling with a double -s- dates from 16c. Cf. Old French canabasser "to examine carefully," literally "to sift through canvas." Related: Canvassed; canvassing. As a noun related to this, attested from c.1600.