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straw poll noun definition in Elections topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

straw poll

 noun: Elections topic
an occasion when a number of people are asked in an informal way to give their opinion about something or to say how they are likely to vote in an election I took a quick straw poll among my colleagues to see how many agreed. It’s only a straw poll, but it suggests that most people are in favour of stricter regulations.