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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 ofestateagents, ​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 ​presentgovernment.
(Definition of straw poll from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “straw poll”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非正式民意测验, 非正式投票…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非正式民意調查, 非正式投票…
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