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exit polls
polls based on interviews conducted on Election Day with randomly selected voters
gender gap
difference in political views between men and women
norm
a standard of right or proper conduct
political elites
persons with a disproportionate share of political power
political ideology
a more or less consistent set of beliefs about what policies government ought to pursue
political socialization
process by which background traits influence one's political views
poll
a survey of political opinion
public opinion
how people think or feel about particular things
random sample
method of selecting from a population in which each person has an equal probability of being selected
sampling error
the difference between the results of random samples taken and the same time
elite
people who have a disproportionate amount of some valued resource