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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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Exhibit 2: Straw Vote Spreadsheet 2015 FY 2015 FY2015 Total Adopted Service Budget * (County) * Education Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Funding CMS OPERATIONAL FUNDING 381,076,594 373,736,594 CMS EMPLOYEE SALARY 12,200,000 12,200,000 INCREASE- (RESTRICTED CONT.
What is the purpose of a straw vote in the Supreme Court?
Henry said in a short story: "A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
If it's gone this far, Selig has already held a straw vote.
Those he accepts will be sent out to all of Tribune's creditors for a straw vote, after which Carey will decide which plan to adopt for Tribune.
Mohammad-Hassan Abu-Torabifard, the first deputy speaker of the Majlis, told the Fars news agency afterward that 150 of the 290 deputies attended the principleist caucus and 147 joined in a straw vote at the end of the meeting.
At the end of the three-day meeting, a straw vote indicated that a small majority favoured a new political party; others also wanted Campaign Life to continue.
The good news is they did a straw vote and it includes the rapidly growing region of the Antelope Valley.
A straw vote was taken on BP which showed it not to have the two-thirds majority necessary to pass it.
Citizens attended town meetings and held a straw vote on the issue--with most towns opposing same-sex marriages and domestic partnership benefits.
As Coughlan (2000) shows, if it is possible to have a straw poll before the vote, then there exist equilibria in which voters reveal their information in the straw poll and vote optimally in the actual vote based on the pooled information from the straw vote.