Gallup poll


noun

a representative sampling of public opinion or public awareness concerning a certain subject or issue.

Origin of Gallup poll

First recorded in 1935–40; after G. H. Gallup
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British Dictionary definitions for gallup poll

Gallup Poll

/ (ˈɡæləp) /

noun

a sampling by the American Institute of Public Opinion or its British counterpart of the views of a representative cross section of the population, used esp as a means of forecasting voting

Word Origin for Gallup Poll

C20: named after George Horace Gallup (1901–84), US statistician
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