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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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Bokova's ranking in the straw polls, held in the UN Security Council since the summer, has ranged between the third and the fifth spot.
In two informal straw polls, a female candidate has only ranked in third place.
Guterres was followed by Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra and former Serbian foreign minister Vuk Jeremic, who both got eight encouraging votes, UN diplomats said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the straw polls were supposed to be confidential.
De La Fuente continues to perform unexpectedly well in these straw polls.
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.
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.
GOP officials are hyping the contest as a good indication of who will win the crucial state primary and the nomination: in all three Florida Straw Polls that have been held, in 1980, 1988 and 1996, the winner has gone on to clench the GOP nomination.
Ban was the front-runner in all the three straw polls conducted since July.
Ban was the front-runner in all the three straw polls conducted since July, and became the only candidate to get a clear majority in the latest one Thursday.
They're called straw polls because, like straws in the breeze, they're supposed to show which direction the political winds are blowing.
Some recent straw polls on leading anti-war blogs have produced some surprising results.
First, both with and without straw polls, the innocent are wrongly convicted less frequently by large juries than small juries.