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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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Carson also won statewide straw polls conducted by the Washington State Republican Party in 2014 and 2015.
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.
Straw polls taken years in advance of an election have a poor record of prediction.
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.
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Second consecutive win in conservative event straw polls
He also finished strong in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw polls.
Straw polls are often seen as positive indicators of support among the most active members of the party, though many are quick to say they are easily manipulated.
undersecretary general for disarmament affairs, remained in the last spot in all of the three straw polls -- an outcome that apparently led him to decide to quit the race for the world's top diplomat.