I think it also depends on the country you are in. I for example grew up with Germany as my primary political reference point. Ideologically I’m not a fan of Merkel or her party, but you can’t deny a certain level of competence and level headedness on her part that most of her contemporaries around the world and in Europe are lacking. So while I wouldn’t vote for her, I understand how some would do so, without feeling the need to necessarily label them conservative or even right wing. In my experience a lot of people are swing voters anyway, especially in countries with more than two or three relevant parties.