swing state

noun
plural swing states

Definition of swing state

US politics : a U.S. state in which Republican and Democratic candidates have similar levels of support and which is considered to play a key role in the outcome of presidential elections The politics of immigration in Florida, a key swing state, are not as clear as they are in California.— Tom Masland, et al. If he is so polarizing, how was he elected five times in a swing state?— Nancy Gibbs, et al.

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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