straw poll


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straw poll

or

straw vote

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an unofficial poll or vote taken to determine the opinion of a group or the public on some issue
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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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Translations

straw poll

nsondaggio d'opinione (su un campione scelto a caso)
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Mr Rodda said: "The straw poll shows the strength of feeling in favour of saving the gaol and turning it into an arts hub and museum.
In Part 2 next week, we will look at what went wrong with the 1936 straw poll and the rise of more scientific polling methods.
She placed third in the first straw poll and fifth in the second.
Guterres, also a former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, topped 11 contenders for the top UN job with 11 votes 'encouraging' his candidacy, two 'discouraging' it and two expressing 'no opinion' in what is called 'straw polls' - informal ballots.
De La Fuente continues to perform unexpectedly well in these straw polls. After only being in the race a little more than two weeks before the Casselberry straw poll, he managed to finish third (7 percent behind the second place candidate).
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."
A straw poll of colleagues, fellow mums and the ladies in my yoga class confirms him as a fictional hero who ticks every box.
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9 ( ANI ): For a second consecutive year, Senator Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's straw poll for 2016 presidential candidates.
The chairman called for a straw poll and said if a candidate received at least 11 votes he would then ask for an official vote.
It took "comedian" Jon Stewart to highlight how Ron Paul, who came within 200 votes of Winning that straw poll, was pushed out of a rightful spotlight by comments such as Wallace's "There's now a top tier in this race ...