Definition of Straw vote

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

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



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Literary usage of Straw vote

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

1. Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1911 by Franklin Hichborn (1911)
"... the machine Republicans whether they would regard as binding the "straw vote" for United States Senator which was provided in the Direct Primary law. ..."

2. Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1911 by Franklin Hichborn (1911)
"... the machine Republicans whether they would regard as binding the "straw vote" for United States Senator which was provided in the Direct Primary law. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"HMB straw vote. straw votes as a means of learning public opinion are ... The straw vote is employed also by enterprising newspapers to determine the trend ..."

4. Government by All the People: The Initiative, the Referendum, and the Recall by Delos Franklin Wilcox (1912)
"The advisory Initiative may be useful as a sort of straw vote on public questions, though a genuine straw vote is not taken for the purpose of being ..."

5. Government by All the People: The Initiative, the Referendum, and the Recall by Delos Franklin Wilcox (1912)
"The advisory Initiative may be useful as a sort of straw vote on public questions, though a genuine straw vote is not taken for the purpose of being ..."

6. America and the Young Intellectual by Harold Stearns (1921)
"For example, a bare registration of a Chicago hotel clerk's straw-vote for Cox, conceals the human complex of feeling contained in this little declaration: ..."

7. The Criminal Courts by Reginald Heber Smith, Herbert Brutus Ehrmann (1921)
"They were the first and second choice respectively of the straw vote of the Bar Association. In the same year former Judges Keeler, Schwan, and Strimple ..."

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