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  •  But why even classify it as a toss-up then? (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm still not convinced.

    •  I'm not convinced either (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think that it is a "toss-up" in any meaningful sense, and from what Cook (or at least Jennifer Duffy) said, it doesn't seem like they think so themselves. Apparently a "single-digit" race = toss-up in their world.  

      I'm just passing on what they said to make clear that Cook does not have any special new information about the race being closer than we see it. Like I mentioned above, an 8- or 9-point race is not a "toss-up" in my book, and if any new polls would ever come out we might find Markey ahead by more than that. I think the movement's been much more in his direction than Gomez's.

      My guess: At the first sniff of a poll with Markey up 11 or more, they move it back to "Lean D."

      "I am not for a return to that definition of Liberty under which for many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

      by fenway49 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 01:51:02 PM PDT

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