from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An even chance or choice: It is a tossup whether we will win or lose.
- n. Informal The flipping of a coin to decide an issue.
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- n. Alternative spelling of toss-up.
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- n. an unpredictable phenomenon
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We didn't release today's poll with the others because we were focused on voter attitudes about clean energy in tossup House races where the incumbent voted for the House climate bill known as the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES).
We have seen Senator Dodd move from what was called a tossup race -- that is, could go either way -- to a leans Republican race.
CNN now estimates if the election were held today, Obama would win 264 electoral votes, John McCain would win 174. 100 electoral votes remain in that so-called tossup column, 270 the magic number need to win the election.
That leaves 133 electoral votes up for grabs in those so-called tossup states.
Sen. Stevens has a roughly 2-1 cash advantage over Mr. Begich, but the race is classified as a tossup by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
He thinks Tennessee's a tossup, which is now held by a-- by Bill Frist.
In 2005 I called Marsden's race a "tossup" and he won by 20%.
On Sunday, when the New York Times put a "tossup" label on three dozen House races with Democrats running for reelection, there were very few genuine progressives involved.
Now, with popular Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal stepping in to run for Dodd's seat, Rothenberg has changed his rating on Connecticut from "tossup" to "clear advantage" for the Democrats.
Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), Mike McIntyre (D-N. C.), Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) are among the newest "tossup" seats in Cook's ratings.