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  • n. Plural form of toss-up.

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Examples

  • Virginia The Cook Political Report lists nine Senate toss-ups, seven of them for seats now held by Democrats and two for seats held by Republicans, but there may be no tighter race than Virginia.

    Paul Still in GOP; Tea-Party PAC Steps Into House Race

  • Between anticipated wins in solid Democratic states and the toss-ups, the electoral math adds up to more than 300 votes for a pro-choice, anti-personhood Obama over a generic Republican who supports banning all abortion and the most common forms of birth control, as well as severely restricting in-vitro fertilization, by granting legal rights from the moment of fertilization.

    Toni Panetta: Memo to David Axelrod From Women in Swing States

  • The New York Times currently lists eight Senate races as toss-ups, with three or four others still in play.

    Paul Loeb: Suppose Your Actions Swung the Election

  • By May, that number had climbed to 28 and by mid-September it had jumped to 48 seats, including toss-ups.

    Richard Albert: Why The President Wins If The Democrats Lose

  • In March 2010, House Republicans were projected to win by a margin of 47 seats, in May the predicted total had risen to 56, and by mid-September it stood at 67 seats, including toss-ups.

    Richard Albert: Why The President Wins If The Democrats Lose

  • Gallup finds that the East and Midwest are toss-ups between the top four Republicans, while Mr. Perry leads the West by six percentage points and the South by a whopping 27 points.

    Perry on Top

  • Yet Republicans are narrowly leading in all four toss-ups (if you count the nearly meaningless 0.1 Raese margin in West Virginia).

    Colorado Race Gets Closer, Improving Dems' Odds In Senate

  • Michigan, Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin, along with Pennsylvania, were carried by Mr. Obama in 2008, but all are now rated toss-ups by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

    GOP Looks for a Winner in Midwest Swing States

  • For that reason, if you had ignored the individual district numbers for the last two cycles and focused only on our top-line scoreboards, you would have predicted the seat counts almost exactly by simply allocating the "toss-ups" evenly to Democrats and Republicans.

    Explaining The Pollster-Dashboard U.S. House Model

  • The first piece good news is that we have collected, as of this writing, 499 poll results in 111 different districts (probably more by the time you read this), including all but one of the 47 districts considered to be "toss-ups" by the Cook Political Report and all but 3 of the 53 districts in their "leaning" categories.

    Explaining The Pollster-Dashboard U.S. House Model

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