An assessment of public opinion by the questioning of a statistically representative sample.
- ‘A recent Gallup poll found that 75 percent of likely voters support stronger environmental regulation.’
- ‘This is the direct question that we asked in the Gallup poll.’
- ‘The most important result is that the new Gallup poll does look quite a bit different from most, but not all, of their previous polls since November.’
- ‘The typical sample size for a Gallup poll which is designed to represent this general population is 1,000 national adults.’
- ‘Here's a table showing a history of Gallup polls taken on Labor Day weekend.’
1940s: named after G. H. Gallup (see Gallup, George Horace), US statistician who devised the method.