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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


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Research suggests that floating voters are more likely to trust the Tories on the economy but are more supportive of Labour's approach to public services and believe the party is more likely to be on their side.
I am not a diehard Labour man knocking the Tories, I am a floating voter who has voted Labour or Tory over many years.
Character Building cannot be expected to win by a landslide, but any floating voters can do a lot worse than supporting Quinn and Carberry in their pursuit for greatness.
JUST when the Conservatives are looking to be getting their act together, and their visits to Liverpool are no longer attracting unwelcome attentions, and they might even be turning a few more heads of the floating voters in their direction, up popped Chris Grayling, their Shadow Minister for Liverpool, heaping praises on Gary Neville, the Manchester Utd captain, suggesting that he is the ideal role model for today's young men.
The controversial centre, Constituency Campaigning Services, played a key role in the Conservative Party's last general election campaign and was equipped with advanced computer technology used to identify floating voters.
The magazine says women aged 25 to 45 are the largest group of floating voters in the UK, and are becoming more politicised with 91 per cent of those polled intending to vote in the next General Election, compared to 64 per cent last time.
A poll yesterday said floating voters would rather see Cameron in No.
The latest opinion polls, before Mr Ahern's announcement, suggest that the Yes camp is now gaining ground but about one-third of those surveyed still seem to be floating voters.
However, even if Theresa May's Conservative government makes a mess of the next four years, Mr Corbyn must still set out an alternative vision that will capture the minds and hearts of floating voters.
Brexit is in the nature of a revolution that has killed off the old two-party order, under which a handful of floating voters in a few marginal constituencies held sway: this, of course, being the reason why many of those who voted in the referendum often don't vote in elections.
Tories and Labour are arriving too late to convince floating voters that they have immigration policies.
Chef Matthew Riach, 31, "" from Edinburgh, said: "Anything that helps floating voters is definitely to be welcomed.
Floating voters, unconvinced by Cameron's sham conversion to compassionate Conservatism, lap up Boris's self-deprecating style.
The thing is, there were a lot of floating voters and also people who don't have a clue and you will have influenced them.
PARTY POLITICS IN CRISIS OVER RISE IN FLOATING VOTERS (The Daily Yomiuri as translated from The Yomiuri Shimbun's editorial published April 6)