straw poll

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Synonyms for straw poll

an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue

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On September 26, the last straw poll is expected that is to lead to a formal proposal of a candidate made by the Security Council.
She placed third in the first straw poll and fifth in the second.
Donald Trump crushed Hillary Clinton in the presidential straw poll, and Marco Rubio did the same to his Republican opponents for the United States Senate seat he previously said he would abandon.
Ukraine, which will be casting its straw poll as a non-permanent council member, is not committed to backing a candidate from eastern Europe.
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.
Thus, the introduction of straw polls largely (but not completely) eliminates strategic voting by juries in the case of the unanimity rule.
LAKE JACKSON, Texas -- Today, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul again took first place in a straw poll at a major conservative gathering.
Bulgaria raised the candidacy of UNESCO head Irina Bokova back in February, but amid her lacklustre performance in the straw polls at the UN Security Council, reports suggested Bulgaria mulled options to nominate Georgieva instead.
Straw polls taken years in advance of an election have a poor record of prediction.
undersecretary general for disarmament affairs, remained in the last spot in all of the three straw polls -- an outcome that apparently led him to decide to quit the race for the world's top diplomat.
Congressman Paul has won more straw polls than any other candidate.
New Zealand will hand over responsibilities for the straw polls to Russia as Helen Clark, one of the contenders, is from the country.
Straw polls are often seen as positive indicators of support among the most active members of the party, though many are quick to say they are easily manipulated.