Regardless of how it occurred, this gap was not decisive in a state where Braley lost by nearly 100,000 voters.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are headed for a split decision on what used to be a decisive day.
In 2010, after all, everyone thought the Tea Party was going to be a decisive force in the Republican presidential nomination.
It is not a decisive war, with a single, signature victory, but a war of attrition.
Obama on points, but not the decisive knockout that the president needed to turn the momentum from the first debate.
Now she recovered her course and the commander issued his orders from the bridge in a calm and decisive voice.
It was said that if Gen. Lee had stood his ground, as he might have done, a decisive victory would have been gained.
In Savoy, in Switzerland, and many other countries the progress of the Counter-reformation had been rapid and decisive.
But, whatever the method, let decisive action be taken, and taken now!
The defeat was decisive; it made impossible the great eastern principality which Bohemund had contemplated.