exit poll

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.

exit polling, noun
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exit poll
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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Example sentences
We verified that this was done appropriately in the exit poll estimates.
About half of all those asked to fill out exit poll questionnaires decline.
Respondent conducted an exit poll of voters concerning their opinions on the base budget and propositions presented.
Participants' responses to the exit poll reflect their comfort and apparent satisfaction with the method.
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