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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The first-of-its-kind straw poll gauged which campaigns have made the most progress with reaching black voters on the critical issue of justice reform, according to the 20/20 Leaders of America.
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.
The Manassas Tea Party conducted the straw poll to survey audience opinion after hearing the candidates' responses to a wide range of questions.
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.
There were 23 names on the straw poll ballot, including two Republican governors who were not invited to attend - Christie and Bob McDonnell of Virginia.
This straw poll suggests businesses are having to shoulder more responsibility when it comes to employment law.
The winner of the straw poll has gone on to win the Republican nomination only twice: Bob Dole in 1996 and George W.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Newly announced presidential candidate Rick Perry and Iowa Straw Poll winner Michele Bachmann generate more intensely positive reactions from Republicans who know them than does front-runner Mitt Romney.
Voters swarmed the straw poll site and lined up early to cast a ballot in Iowa's nonbinding mock election that is traditionally an early gauge of strength in the state that holds the first Republican nominating contest next year.
The straw poll, conducted during the closed-door session of the 35 member states on the Board of Governors, was held to help candidates gauge how much support they would receive.