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Example sentences from the Web for straw vote
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Asian-Americans may vote for Democrats now, but they are a highly persuadable—and growing—part of the electorate.
In 1992, Republican George H.W. Bush won the Asian-American vote by 24 points.
By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.
But after winning 55 percent of the white vote, Duke had a database of supporters some politicians coveted.
Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
He reached up for her big, rough straw hat that hung on a peg outside the door, and put it on her head.
In fact, so much of her smooth brow as could be seen under a broad-brimmed straw hat was wrinkled in a decided frown.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He put on his big straw hat, and taking his umbrella from the stand in the hall, followed the lady in black, never overtaking her.
The clear, straw-colored fluid which is left after separation of the coagulum is called blood-serum.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Idioms and Phrases with straw vote
Also, straw poll. An unofficial vote or poll indicating how people feel about a candidate or issue. For example, Let's take a straw poll on the bill and see how it fares. This idiom alludes to a straw used to show in what direction the wind blows, in this case the wind of public opinion. O. Henry joked about it in A Ruler of Men (1907): “A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.” [c. 1885]