Definition of Straw poll

1. Noun. An unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue.

Exact synonyms: Straw Vote
Generic synonyms: Canvass, Opinion Poll, Poll, Public Opinion Poll

Definition of Straw poll

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A survey of opinion which is unofficial, casual, or ad hoc. ¹

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Literary usage of Straw poll

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Environmental Planning for Small Communities: A Guide for Local Decision-Makers by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"You might want to take a straw poll to let participants choose the five or six elements of the community vision that are most important to them. ..."

2. The Shape of the New Europe by Gregory F. Treverton (1992)
"In an Economist straw poll of 24 Finnish middle managers, every respondent expected Finland to apply for EC membership by 1999. ..."

3. Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and Training Needs for by Stacey Knobler (2006)
"Unpublished data from a "straw poll" conducted in spring 2003 by the Association of Public Health Laboratories ..."

4. Logged Off?: How ICT Can Connect Young People and Politics by Lydia Howland, Matthew Bethell (2002)
"Having contributed to the initiative (for instance, by taking part in an online debate, voting in a straw poll, completing an online survey or posting a ..."

5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. 1960-1999: Memorial Tributes in the 106th edited by Strom Thurmond (2001)
"... from Al Franken's wonderfully funny report on the GOP's Iowa straw poll to our countdown of the 100 greatest moments of the American century. ..."

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