from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A decision in which neither choice is clearly favorable or unfavorable, or for which the outcome does not matter.
- n. Either of two outcomes that are equally likely.
- n. The toss of a coin used to decide some issue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The throwing up of a coin to decide something, as a wager or a choice; hence, an even chance; a case in which conditions or probabilities are equal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unpredictable phenomenon
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The new surveys narrow Toomey's lead on our trend estimate to just 2.2 percentage points (46.5% to 44.3%), and shifts Pennsylvania into our toss-up column.
The race is now considered a toss-up according to the latest polls.
Either way the net impact is relatively small, our current trend estimate gives Raese just a 1. 6-point edge (46.9% to 45.3%) -- very much a toss-up race.
Republican Ken Buck has led Democratic Senator Michael Bennet on our trend estimate all year long, but the new polls narrow Buck's lead to roughly one percentage point (46.9% to 45.7%) and his probability of winning to just 64%, well within what we consider the "toss-up" range.
Our trend estimate, which also considers four polls earlier in the month showing very narrow Kitzhaber leads, now gives Dudley a less than one-point margin (46.6 to 46.2%) -- this race is still very much a toss-up.
Last week it was big news that the race is now a toss-up -- now this Times Herald article.
We have also seen new polls in the last 24 hours in three of the toss-up governor's races:
Our trend estimate continues to give Kirk a very narrow advantage (42.3% to 41.2%) but still barely within a range we classify as a toss-up.
Our trend estimate now shows a dead even toss-up (44.8% for each candidate).
It's a toss-up whether James O'Keefe will end up in the loony bin or prison.