floating voter


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floating voter

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

A person who does not always vote for the same political party.
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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
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Translations

floating voter

nelettore m indeciso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Since the debate every floating voter, every disaffected Labourite, is swimming madly towards the Lib-Dem lifeboat.
Imagine a floating voter looking down at their ballot paper for the General Election of May 3, 2001.
She said: "What it's made me feel, as a floating voter myself, is that there may be a number of people who respect and admire our democratic institutions who would like to serve the country but have never been able to join one party more than another because we floating voters tend to make up our minds on the issues.
"Until recently I was a person of immense influence, a floating voter," he said.
But unlike the LDP, the DPJ has no option but to win over the floating voter if it is to win power, says political analyst Minoru Morita.
Having been brought up in a very Labour Northern family, I expected to know where my loyalties would lie by now, but like many of you, I am still very much a floating voter.
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
A new breed of floating voter has been identified by the motoring organisation, which surveyed almost 15,000 of its members.
SIR - I am, no doubt, what the election experts would call a '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." Passengers who exited the morning's Southport train at Bank Hall on time were still late for work - nobody had unlocked the station doors.
I told him it's the world's most famous floating voter" - September 2014.