Portland-based Republican pollster Bob Moore said the Democrats' unprecedented single-year voter-registration gains have played a big role in moving Oregon from the toss-up
category to a likely source of support, and seven electoral college votes, for Obama.
Carol Kent and Robert Miklos, respectively, in races most considered to be toss-ups
In the House of Representatives, Republicans look set to win 211 seats to Democrats' 185, with 39 still considered toss-ups
About 30 seats - from both camps - are reported to be toss-ups
Liverpool are the only team who really jump out at me for a single in the top flight this weekend - some of the other games are toss-ups
Democrats need three seats to take back the chamber (assuming Al Gore is available for tie-breaking duties), but with a record 14 open seats - eight of them rated toss-ups
by Roll Call - it would take a strong pro-Democratic tide to offset the strength of Republican candidates in the South and even in such traditionally Democratic bastions as Arkansas and Massachusetts.
He finds that the more seats a party has that are rated as toss-ups
or worse before Labor Day, the more seats they actually lose in November.
Two of these seats are leaning towards Republicans and two are toss-ups
It seems the toss-up
"swing" states might be purple politically, but when it comes to fiscal policy, they all lean heavily red.
The seven toss-up
states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia.