a person whose occupation is the taking of public-opinion polls.

1935–40, Americanism; poll1 + -ster

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pollster (ˈpəʊlstə)
a person who conducts opinion polls

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Example sentences
He started out as a pollster actually in the merchandise business, and much before anybody ever thought about it in politics.
It makes me wonder if what they tell the pollster is what they really believe, to the extent that they say it.
They are not reflective of the nation, only of the bias the pollster is showing.
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