floating voter


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floating voter

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who does not vote consistently for any single political party

floating voter

A person who does not always vote for the same political party.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floating voter - a voter who has no allegiance to any political party and whose unpredictable decisions can swing the outcome of an election one way or the other
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
Translations

floating voter

nelettore m indeciso
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FLOATING VOTER Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Wigley with AM Leanne Wood on a visit to Pontypridd on market day, talking to Doris Jones of Pontypridd, an 'undecided' voter Picture: Richard Williams
This along with Dame Shirley Williams refusing to stand until she had what she thought was a safe seat reverted me to a floating voter.
I'm not a tribal Tory - I'm very much a floating voter - however, I was dreading a Labour victory this time because hapless Ed Miliband would have been putty in the hands of the much cleverer leader of the SNP.
THE DISINTERESTED STOIC The floating voter is easily influenced A trendy vote with flow and ebb.
FLOATING VOTER (Purple) made from Cherry Sourz, Blue Bols and lemonade.
Retired carpenter Norman Wood, aged 65, from Himley Road, Gornal Wood, said: "I normally vote Labour but I think I'm more of a floating voter this year - I don't know what to do.
Summary: The General Election could be swung by a new type of floating voter - the "Focus Female", according to an AA/Populus poll.
The Tories - who once talked about Worcester Woman - have decided that this year's floating voter in the Midlands lives in a pebbledashed semi.
Yet the appeal that he holds for his base looks like it is failing to find enough traction with that vital component of the electorate, the floating voter.
As a floating voter who looks at the pros and cons of all parties, I would never consider having Corbyn as PM and his ilk in control.
One passenger joked: "She's become the most important floating voter of the afternoon.
uk CLEGG'S GUTTED Lib Dem leader comes face to face with a former floating voter at Newlyn fish market in Cornwall STUR CRAZY First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with kids in No10 Wendy House at Livingston nursery SCHOOL DAZE One little girl speaks for the nation as David Cameron chases youth vote at Bolton primary KILL ME NOW "And so to page