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    Default How do I translate "fence-sitter"?

    Aquí va el contexto. se trata de una encuesta en la que varias personas tienen que responder a algunas preguntas:

    Of the four who are undecided, one called himself a fence-sitter only because he has not made up his mind about which initiative to support. Y más adelante está la frase "sit ting on a fence by design, not because we wound up on one".

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    Of the four who are undecided, one called himself a fence-sitter only because he has not made up his mind about which initiative to support. Y más adelante está la frase "sit ting on a fence by design, not because we wound up on one".

    fence-sitter: respondedor indeciso

    sitting on the fence: nadar entre dos aguas

    ...estamos nadando entre dos aguas intecionalmente, no por azar

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    Here in Argentina, when there are polls, there is an option for people who are in the following position:

    No sabe / No contesta

    That means "indeciso".

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    I agree with Claudio and Reminder, but instead of "nadar entre dos aguas" I would merely translate it as "neutro".

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