floating voter

floating voter
noun Brit. a person who has not decided which way to vote in an election, or one who does not consistently vote for the same party.

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  • floating voter — floating voters N COUNT A floating voter is a person who is not a firm supporter of any political party, and whose vote in an election is difficult to predict. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use swing voter) …   English dictionary

  • floating voter — UK US noun [C] ► POLITICS SWING VOTER(Cf. ↑swing voter) …   Financial and business terms

  • floating voter — n someone who does not always vote for the same political party at elections …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • floating voter — ► NOUN ▪ a person who does not consistently vote for the same party …   English terms dictionary

  • floating voter — noun 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 • Syn: ↑swing voter • Hypernyms: ↑voter, ↑elector * * * floating voter noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • floating voter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms floating voter : singular floating voter plural floating voters British a voter who has not decided who to vote for in an election …   English dictionary

  • floating voter —    Also known as ‘swing voter’. A term much used in early studies of voting behaviour to describe the voters who changed their mind about which party to support from one election to another. Today the term has lost much of its former impact.… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • floating voter — noun a person who does not always vote for the same political party, but usually decides on the basis of policies Syn: swing voter …   Wiktionary

  • floating voter — /floʊtɪŋ ˈvoʊtə/ (say flohting vohtuh) noun → swinging voter …  

  • floating voter — noun (C) someone who is not sure which political party to vote for at an election …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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