Definitions

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  • n. A poll of the opinion of randomly chosen persons, used to represent the opinion of the public, conducted by George Gallup or one the companies he founded.
  • n. Any poll of the opinion of randomly chosen persons, used to represent the opinion of the public.

Etymologies

Eponym. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A recent Gallup poll revealed that“86% of the‘unchurched’and 76% of churchgoers agreed that individuals should arrive at their beliefs outside organized religions.”

    CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE

  • At the end of the year a Gallup poll found that more people knew about Salk’s field trials than knew the president’s full name.

    The Panic Virus

  • Also in the paper, the results of a Gallup poll predicting that Robert Kennedy would beat either Republican, Nixon or Rockefeller, and a wry note saying that ex-actor Ronald Reagan had been chosen as California's favorite son candidate.

    1968

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