coattails effect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coattails effect (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party "he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"
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Usage


In news:

What is noteworthy is the coattail effect the Games are having on every single moment of the broadcast day.
History shows " coattail " effect not so crucial to presidents.
The " coattail " effect may not be key to a successuful administration: History shows US presidents have always had to deal with opposition in Congress, whether their party held sway or not.
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