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    What is "buyer's remorse"?

    Hello,

    I was reading CNN's news script and could not understand the following because of the term "buyer's remorse". I don' t know it is an idiom or not.

    When a presidential race has a non-incumbent in the lead, like this year, the poll numbers tend to tighten as Election Day gets closer, CNN senior reseracher said.

    "Any time it looks like they are on the verge of voting somebody new into office, there is buyer's remorse" he said.



    Could someone please tell me what he intended to say?


    Thank you,
    Higurashi in Okinawa

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    Re: What is "buyer's remorse"?

    Sometimes, not long after you buy something of great value or cost, you start to wonder in your mind if you made the right decision. This might play in your mind so much so that you begin to regret your purchase or decision. This is buyer's remorse.

    The expression is normally applied for feeling of regret after the decision. I am not familiar with American politics, so I can only guess that this must apply to the party members of the presidential candidate in question, since the general public haven't voted yet.


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    Re: What is "buyer's remorse"?

    They begin to question their own decision. It might be the wrong one!

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    Re: What is "buyer's remorse"?

    I'm just curious - was this a current report? Of course the incumbant didn't have the lead - he was not running.

    (And the election was yesterday, so the general public has indeed voted!)

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    Re: What is "buyer's remorse"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm just curious - was this a current report? Of course the incumbant didn't have the lead - he was not running.

    (And the election was yesterday, so the general public has indeed voted!)
    Well it did say "as Election Day gets closer", so my understanding is that this must have been before the Election.

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