WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Gallup poll′, 
  • Governmenta representative sampling of public opinion or public awareness concerning a certain subject or issue.
    • after German. H. Gallup 1935–40


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Gallup Poll /ˈɡæləp/ n
    1. 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
    Etymology: 20th Century: named after George Horace Gallup (1901–84), US statistician



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