from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that takes public-opinion surveys. Also called polltaker.
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- n. A professional whose primary job is conducting pre-election polls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
Beyond measuring public opinion and predicting campaign outcomes the work of a pollster is all about setting expectations.
Ed Goeas, a Republican pollster, is conducting polls for former Republican representative John Kasich, who is challenging Democratic Gov.
You name it and you can bet that some pollster is tracking it.
Unless every pollster is completely addled, Mr. Cuomo will end Tuesday night as New York's governor-elect.
Seriously, I know the questions really aren't that bad, but many times the subtlies of the questions key the respondent to the "correct" answer the pollster is looking for.
I think that when the most accurate pollster is viewed as skewed, it reveals widespread systematic error by the others.
Leslie's pollster is the very respected Jeff Pollack who says she is AHEAD by 10.
UPDATE: On the con-call, McCain pollster Bill McInturff lavishes praise on the Washington Post's polling operation, but says this poll is an outlier.
But if the pollster is less than fully honest, that ambiguity can be manipulated.
Zogby, the pollster, is an Arab-American with an agenda.
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