swingometer

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swingometer

(swɪŋˈɒmɪtə)
n
(Broadcasting) a device used in television broadcasting during a general election to indicate the swing of votes from one political party to another
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ELECTION 2015 (BBC1/ITV, 9.55pm) VOTING day has arrived and as the polls close, the BBC and ITV will be ready with their swingometers and fancy graphics for some top notch coverage.
time for White shark ELECTION 2015 (BBC1/ITV, 9.55pm) VOTING day has arrived and as the polls close, the BBC and ITV will be ready with their swingometers and fancy graphics for some top notch coverage.
There will be four swingometers to represent shifts between Tory and Labour, Tory and Lib Dem, Labour and Lib Dem, and Labour and SNP.
The pundits and forecasters will be in overdrive for the next five weeks, wielding swingometers and hopping up and down on politically coloured UK maps.
No, this was proper science with Venn diagrams and swingometers, conducted under laboratory conditions where, the minute they popped their pills, each human guinea pig was slid into a big, clunky MRI scanner like a pizza dough base goes in the oven.
What with swingometers, virtual displays of the House of Commons and Downing Street, the pundits were getting very excited.
I'm bored with swingometers and results that come in even before the polls are closed.
"If the so-called experts continue to ignore our votes, plus those of our families, their swingometers will be out of the window."
I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight with the anticipation of all the counts, the swingometers, the joyful grins of the winners, the gritted teeth of the losers.
Broadcast live, in front of an audience of comedy enthusiasts of mixed political persuasion, the show S reports up-to-the-minute election results alongside satire and sass, and minus the staid political swingometers.
Time was when I would be sympathetic to the other half if he was feeling under the weather or just plain tired after sitting up all night witnessing the process of democracy with all its excitement of swingometers and live shots from leisure centres.
Brace yourself for swingometers, campaigning speeches, name-calling, muck-raking and the knock at the door from a candidate you will never see or hear from again.