Meaning of “straw poll” in the English Dictionary

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"straw poll" in Business English

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straw pollnoun [ C ]

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an occasion when a number of people are asked for their opinions about something in an informal way:

In a straw poll of estate agents, responses to the proposed new scheme were mixed.
conduct/carry out/hold a straw poll Analysts conducted a straw poll on who they thought would win the election.
A straw poll revealed that two-thirds of voters are unhappy with the present government.

(Definition of “straw poll” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)