a survey poll taken by interviewing voters as they leave (exit) the polling place, to determine how they voted and for what reasons; -- it is usually taken by news media to learn at an early time (often before the balloting has finished) who the winners are, and sometimes the reasons for the voters' choices.
A poll asking people how they have voted just after they have left the polling station.
a poll of voters as they leave the voting place; usually taken by news media in order to predict the outcome of an election
a poll given to a sample of people who are leaving the election sites, asking people who they voted for
a special kind of poll conducted on election day
a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave their voting place
A poll taken of a small percentage of voters as they leave the polls, used to forecast the outcome of an election or determine the reasons for voting decisions.
an informal poll taken as people leave the voting booth. Exit polls are used to predict the outcome of the election before the polls are closed.
survey taken at polling places to find out how people voted
An exit poll is a poll of voters taken immediately after they have exited the polling stations. Unlike an opinion poll, which asks who the voter plans to vote for or some similar formulation, an exit poll asks who the voter actually voted for. Pollsters - usually private companies working for newspapers or broadcasters - conduct exit polls to gain an early indication as to how an election has turned out, as in many elections the actual result may take hours or even days to count.