- capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected, as to public office.
Origin of electable
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Examples from the Web for electability
The Republican Party is too fixated on this fiction of electability.Mike Pence, Dark Horse in Training for 2016
June 27, 2014
Romney won among those who placed the most emphasis on electability in November.Rick Santorum Sweeps the Louisiana Primary With Easy Win Over Mitt Romney
March 25, 2012
Hillary Clinton's campaign ran aground on the shallow shoals of "electability," and now Romney's yacht has done the same.
When will politicians learn that "electability" is not a compelling reason to vote for a presidential candidate?
The area of policy you most care about is Y. Do you worry more about ideological purity or electability?Obama’s a Muslim? PPP Polls in South Appear Designed to Bring Out Bias
March 13, 2012
Word Origin and History for electability
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