swing voter

swing 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
Syn: ↑floating voter
Hypernyms: ↑voter, ↑elector

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swing voter UK US noun [countable] [singular swing voter plural swing voters] mainly american
a floating voter
Thesaurus: people who votesynonym elections and relating to the electoral systemhyponym

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ˌswing ˈvoter 7 [swing voter] (NAmE) (BrE ˌfloating ˈvoter) noun
a person who does not always vote for the same political party and who has not decided which party to vote for in an election
See also:floating voter

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