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Then he caused a straw-vote to be taken among a selected list of thousands of his subscribers in large cities and in small towns.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
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]