straw poll
noun see straw vote

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • straw poll — ➔ poll1 * * * straw poll UK US noun [C] ► an occasion when a number of people are asked for their opinions about something in an informal way: »In a straw poll of estate agents, responses to the proposed new scheme were mixed. conduct/carry… …   Financial and business terms

  • straw poll — straw polls N COUNT A straw poll is the unofficial questioning of a group of people to find out their opinion about something. A straw poll conducted at the end of the meeting found most people agreed with Mr Forth... Many parents wouldn t dream… …   English dictionary

  • straw poll — A straw poll is a small unofficial survey or ballot to find out what people think about an issue …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • straw poll — (N. Amer. also straw vote) ► NOUN ▪ an unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion …   English terms dictionary

  • straw poll — n an informal test of several people s opinions to see what the general feeling about something is …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • straw poll — noun count a situation in which you ask in an informal way for people s opinions about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Straw poll — A straw poll or straw vote is a vote with nonbinding results. Straw polls provide important interactive dialogue among movements within large groups, reflecting trends like organization and motivation. [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21209617 Vote… …   Wikipedia

  • straw poll — noun an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue • Syn: ↑straw vote • Hypernyms: ↑poll, ↑opinion poll, ↑public opinion poll, ↑canvass * * * straw poll or straw vote n …   Useful english dictionary

  • straw poll — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms straw poll : singular straw poll plural straw polls a situation in which you ask in an informal way for people s opinions about something …   English dictionary

  • straw poll — {n. phr.} An informal survey taken in order to get an opinion. * /The results of our straw poll show that most faculty members prefer to teach between 9 and 11 A.M./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straw poll — {n. phr.} An informal survey taken in order to get an opinion. * /The results of our straw poll show that most faculty members prefer to teach between 9 and 11 A.M./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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