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exit poll

noun [C]    
POLITICS a study in which people are asked how they voted as they leave the polling station (= place where people vote): According to exit polls, no party will have an overall majority.exit polls show/indicate/suggest sth Early exit polls showed the ruling party suffering a major defeat in state elections.
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