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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Straw Vote Sessions: Governing Body Proposals and Voting on Adjustments to Recommended Budget (June)
In a straw vote they agreed to have five ward councilors assisted by a councilor-at-large each select one member.
If the panel follows the correct voting procedures and does not cast any straw votes, this dynamic should not be much of an issue during the first three votes.
We asked both candidates if they had an objection to the straw vote and neither one said anything.
It took the direct intervention of Paul VI himself to keep the debate on track and to get straw votes on October 30 on several hotly debated issues.
Fifth, the probability of voting to convict in the final vote is monotonic in the number of straw votes to convict.
As Agran and his bipartisan group of city council members and mayors plan it, multiple cities will hold straw votes for president in correction with their municipal elections scheduled on Nov.
After discussion, straw votes showed that Council favored imposing a requirement that every appointed position be set with a limit at the time of appointment; and that Council favored establishing a set of guidelines for the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, and others making new nominations after two terms, thereby forcing individuals making appointments to search for new people.