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straw poll

  an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion (especially initial opinion) on some issue
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Straw polls are commonly used in American political caucuses. The results may or may not influence the delegates as they participate in political conventions after the caucus.

Occasionally, "straw vote" is used for the same meaning.
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