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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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Straw vote result will pressure him to prove he is not a man of straw.
In Mecklenburg County, the county commissioners take straw votes on the manager's recommended budget (see Exhibit 2).
What is the purpose of a straw vote in the Supreme Court?
16 over a procedural question, when the moderators who chaired the sessions were forced to withdraw a "straw vote" on the chapter.
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who won a straw vote in Georgia, says dividing Jerusalem ais not even a consideration.a<br/><br/> http://a7.org/pictures/285/285463.jpg' style="float:right;" />
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. If Crane's the man for McLane, then Crane appears to be the next owner of the Houston Astros.
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.