Definition of Floating voter

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Swing Voter
Generic synonyms: Elector, Voter

Definition of Floating voter

1. Noun. a person who does not always vote for the same political party, but usually decides on the basis of policies ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floating Voter

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floating voter (current term)
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Literary usage of Floating voter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures & Addresses by Will Cumback (1895)
"The reason for it is, that the platform has been weakened before the demand for fun, and has become as little respected as the floating voter in politics or ..."

2. The Booming of Acre Hill: And Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life by John Kendrick Bangs (1900)
"... and children saw less of him than of the unim- Portant floating voter whose mind was open to conviction, but could be reached only by way of the throat. ..."

3. Report of the West Virginia Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the by West Virginia Bar Association (1907)
"It has been shown time and again that the floating voter under the present practice of making nominations may, by reason of the mere fact ..."

4. Documents of the Senate of the State of New York by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1910)
"I think that it does prevent this turning of men from one party to the other, or the attending of both caucuses by the floating voter and I think it has ..."

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