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straw poll

An unofficial vote, poll, or survey to gauge the voting public's opinion of an issue or a political candidate. The latest straw poll puts the incumbent president well ahead of his opponent, but it's eight weeks to the election, and a lot can happen in that time.
See also: poll, straw
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June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ACSIA Partners LLC announces a straw poll asking Americans to say which 2016 Presidential candidate, Democratic or Republican, is more likely to back federal incentives for owning long-term care insurance.
Straw poll was skewed THE BBC Daily Politics show chose "St Pancras International" station to carry out a Straw Poll on the benefits of immigration.
In a straw poll believed to be the first to survey voter opinion for the Virginia 10th Congressional District race to replace retiring U.
A straw poll taken at the recent New Hampshire Young Republicans lobster bake produced some interesting results.
According to a straw poll taken among nearly 100 delegates who attended the event, 81% thought employment law had got more complex to manage, and nearly 70% believed their workloads and red tape had increased due to the laws.
Harkening to Bachmann's victory last year, Branstad told the Journal, "I don't think candidates will spend the time or money to participate in a straw poll if they don't see any real benefit coming out of it.
The group also held a straw poll for the 2012 US Senate race in which Amy Klobuchar is seeking re-election.
But a straw poll indicates voters prefer that Devens becomes its own entity, rather than come under Harvard's jurisdiction.
Japan on Tuesday welcomed South Korean Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Ban Ki Moon's good showing in a straw poll at the U.
secretary general if he draws no veto from the five permanent Security Council members in a straw poll later Monday, government sources said Monday.
MORE than two-thirds of people feel pressurised into working long hours, according to a straw poll conducted on The Western Mail's dedicated website icWales.
LAKE JACKSON, Texas -- Congressman Ron Paul won a straw poll held in Charleston County in the early-voting state of South Carolina.
The summit will also feature a straw poll of likely and potential GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential race.
And a straw poll of sheriff's deputies showed little support for Baca.