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Post time 2007-8-1 14:32:06 |Display all floors
The real trouble began in the 1990s, when the LDP's seeming inability to rejuvenate Japan's economy -- as well as its tolerance for corruption and confusing party realignment-- caused the number of floaters to spike sharply, reaching nearly 50 percent.  

By going around party elders and appealing directly to the people, Koizumi reversed that trend.  But now drift has set in once more, and the floaters are "going back to where they were before,"

I'm not sure what the floaters here mean?  And what does"drift " mean?

Thanks for you help in advance.

[ Last edited by helen_y_zhu at 2007-8-1 02:33 PM ]

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Post time 2007-8-1 15:04:35 |Display all floors
I've got the answer:

"floaters"—a growing legion of the undecided and the apathetic electorate.

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