the statistical evaluation of election returns or of political polls
Origin of psephologyfrom Classical Greek ps?phos, pebble (used in voting): see psephite and -logy
The study of political elections.
Origin of psephologyGreek psēphos pebble, ballot (from the ancient Greeks' use of pebbles for voting) -logy
Coined 1952 by R. B. McCallum, from pseph- (“pebble, election") +"Ž -o- +"Ž -logy (“study of")