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an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue

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There were 23 names on the straw poll ballot, including two Republican governors who were not invited to attend - Christie and Bob McDonnell of Virginia.
Michele Bachmann, whose campaign has faded since she won the Iowa Straw Poll in August, was dead last with just 1.
Security Council as well as nine of the 10 nonpermanent council members in the fourth and last straw poll.
In the fourth straw poll Monday, ballots are distinguished between the five veto-wielding powers - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- and the 10 nonpermanent members serving their two-year terms.
Paul won the GOP straw poll, garnering 612 votes, followed by Huntsman with 382.
The ALRA hosted a corresponding straw poll that was open to the public while the endorsing convention was taking place.
NIA is very pleased that Ron Paul won the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll of who attendees want to receive the GOP nomination to run for President in 2012.
As exclusive media partner for the event, Salem Communications will provide a local and national platform for the presidential straw poll through Dallas/Ft.
com/), a blog media company providing thoughtful coverage and opinion of issues of the day, announced today that it will conduct weekly presidential straw polls for both Democratic and Republican candidates and hopefuls beginning January 14, 2007 -- exactly one year before members of both parties vote in the Iowa Caucuses.
The straw poll is not a vote -- the straw polls are an indication for the members of the council and also for each candidate to take its own decision.
the world's leading interactive services company, gave members the chance to make themselves heard early, with special weekend straw polls that let members pick their favorites in key races for Senate and Governor, make their choices clear on major ballot initiatives and speak their minds on the issues that matter most to them.
They have created new rules for straw polls, establishing identification and residency requirements, setting the precedents for fair and honest polling.
Youth e-Vote is the first national registration and online voting project in American history, providing on-line straw polls for students in the 2000 election.
The firm's principals of have conducted political research -- both straw polls and random sample surveys -- for over twenty-five years.
TAP will be conducting ongoing straw polls of the medical community throughout this election year.