straw poll


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straw poll

(chiefly US, Canadian, and NZ), vote
an unofficial poll or vote taken to determine the opinion of a group or the public on some issue
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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).
Several rounds of straw polls are expected to be held before the council agrees on a consensus candidate, which is likely to happen in October.
The straw poll also found that just over 70% of delegates had sought the advice of employment law specialists in the last year; 57 per cent felt at risk from the employment laws in the UK, and nearly 40 per cent had been subjected to an employment tribunal claim in the last two years.
The winner of the straw poll has gone on to win the Republican nomination only twice: Bob Dole in 1996 and George W.
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Not much, if my admittedly non-scientific straw poll in the country's Capital region, where I spent most of last week, counts for anything.
Synopsis: 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.
Cooney dismissed the significance of what he said was a straw poll taken among one hurler and footballer from each county.
Yukiya Amano of Japan led other candidates in an informal nonbinding straw poll Tuesday ahead of the election for the next director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
We would love Huddersfield to have a facility like this - in a straw poll of 60 pupils this came out as the top suggestion.
But a straw poll indicates voters prefer that Devens becomes its own entity, rather than come under Harvard's jurisdiction.
Despite a strong showing in the Nauvoo straw poll, Smith didn't play much better nationally than Hatch did, and had to settle for the Mormon-elected post of King of the Kingdom of Heaven.