Definition of Gallup poll in English:

Gallup poll

Line breaks: Gal¦lup poll
Pronunciation: /ˈgaləp


  • An assessment of public opinion by the questioning of a representative sample, typically as a basis for forecasting votes in an election.
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    • The typical sample size for a Gallup poll which is designed to represent this general population is 1,000 national adults.
    • A recent Gallup poll found that 75 percent of likely voters support stronger environmental regulation.
    • Here's a table showing a history of Gallup polls taken on Labor Day weekend.


1940s: named after George H. Gallup (1901–84), the American statistician who devised the method.

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