straw poll


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straw poll

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straw vote

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an unofficial poll or vote taken to determine the opinion of a group or the public on some issue
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Noun1.straw poll - an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue
opinion poll, poll, public opinion poll, canvass - an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
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straw poll

nsondaggio d'opinione (su un campione scelto a caso)
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She placed third in the first straw poll and fifth in the second.
Murphy and Grayson traded places compared to the order in which they finished in the recent Casselberry Chamber straw poll, perhaps based on whose controversy is the latest.
The results of the first round of straw polls will not be announced, but they will be communicated to the governments that have put forward candidates to replace Ban in January.
A number of candidates and a number of campaigns are making decisions on the straw poll right now and we're certainly making those decisions at the same time.
Why did not the BBC choose to take the straw poll in areas of high immigration.
Interesting to hear that from Chris Wallace, one of numerous "reporters" at the 2012 Iowa Straw Polls who "hammered" Ron Paul by completely ignoring Dr.
Two interesting choices--especially considering that Carson only a week or so before the straw poll told an anti-gay group in Illinois that supporters of equal marriage rights for LGBT people were "directly attacking the relationship between God and his people" and could endanger "everything else in the Bible.
This straw poll suggests businesses are having to shoulder more responsibility when it comes to employment law.
Terry Branstad has ruffled the feathers of state GOP leaders by proposing what many of them regard as unthinkable: Eliminating the 33-year-old Ames Straw Poll.
A STRAW poll by an environmental charity revealed support for the idea that Welsh Government should do more to tackle energy efficiency in homes.
I've done a straw poll of my chums and we have concluded that this blissful result can either be achieved by the recommended technique of spending 20 minutes of close contact snuggling and stroking.
Late last month, he embarrassingly lost the Florida Republican straw poll to delivery-pizza mogul Herman Cain, despite having been the only one of the mainstream candidates to seriously contest it.