Fence Sitters

The "undecided" legislators straddle the fence. They are uncommitted to the issue and could vote either way. Therefore, it is important to use persuasive tactics against these individuals in an effort to persuade them to your side. The fence sitters should be the key targets in the lobbying strategy. Putting together the right mix of direct and grassroots lobbying tactics could win an "undecided" vote (The Democracy Center, 1997).