floating voter


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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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So imagine the same floating voter pondering their decision and weighing up all the same factors with one difference.
It does seem extraordinary that someone who represents a constituency in Luton should be claiming for her dry rot to be repaired in Southampton." Ms Rantzen suggested that she might be able to tap into frustration among floating voters by running against Ms Moran.
''So they have to pursue a strategy of winning over the floating voter,'' he said.
"That, if you like, was symptomatic of an approach where Gordon Brown and his colleagues in London seemed to be giving more attention to floating voters of Middle England than to the bedrock vote in the Valleys and industrial communities of Wales."
I told him it's the world's most famous floating voter"- Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.
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.
HOT TOPIC: Voters, from left, Ged Rathbone, Graeme Brown, Sharyn Clarkson and Liam Finn give their verdicts on the leaders' debate, above FLOATING VOTER: Pauline Nichol, left, who is still undecided although slightly more enthusiastic about the election after the live debate between the three main party leaders Picture by IAN COOPER
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.
I am a Gower constituent, and these days I am a "floating voter", and if there was any election soon I would certainly not vote Labour.
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.
Floating voter No 1: "Who are you going to vote for?
I have always been a floating voter and it is my opinion that our present government is the worst we have ever had in my 80-odd years.