electoral swing

electoral swing

the movement between one major political party and another, between one election and the next. The movement is usually stated in percentage terms, as the percentage of the vote gained by one party added to that gained by the second party divided by two.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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Because the electoral swing to the right was expected, it was overshadowed by two events that presented more of a surprise.