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Governmenta representative sampling of public opinion or public awareness concerning a certain subject or issue.
- after German. H. Gallup 1935–40
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Gallup Poll /ˈɡæləp/ n
Etymology: 20th Century: named after George Horace Gallup (1901–84), US statistician
- 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
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