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straw vote

n.
An unofficial vote or poll indicating the trend of opinion on a candidate or issue. Also called straw poll.
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straw′ vote`


n.
an unofficial vote taken to determine the general trend of opinion on a givenissue. Also called straw′ poll`.
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Noun1.straw vote - 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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