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Politician: It is important for members of the State Assembly to remember that Governor Norman's proposed new state thruway was part of her platform during her landslide re – election campaign last year. This means that if the thruway plan is defeated, its opponents will have much to answer for in next November's State Assembly elections.

The politician's argument relies upon which of the following assumptions?

a. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman oppose the thruway proposal.
b. The thruway proposal is likely to be defeated by the State Assembly
c. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman support the thruway proposal.
d. Everyone who voted for Governor Norman last year will vote in the State Assembly elections.
e. Those members of the State Assembly who oppose the thruway proposal do not have valid reasons for opposing it.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 21:19
i think i will go with D.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 22:36
I Chose C .whats the OA?
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 23:22
Would go for C. OA Pls
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 02:51
IMO D
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 12:14
IMO E, Opponents have much to answer.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 16:48
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Let's break down the stimulus.

Conclusion: if the thruway plan is defeated, its opponents will have a difficult time in the next elections
Evidence: The governor who won was because of her proposal for the thruway plan.

Assumption: the voters must have supported the thruway plan and still support the plan.

Ans. choice C is the one closest to our assumptions above.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 17:55
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I will also go with C.

Though C uses "Many", which is different from most, it is the only choice close to supporting the conclusion. D uses "Everyone" which is too strong.

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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2011, 20:49
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a. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman oppose the thruway proposal. (Opposite)
b. The thruway proposal is likely to be defeated by the State Assembly (out of scope)
c. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman support the thruway proposal. Answer
d. Everyone who voted for Governor Norman last year will vote in the State Assembly elections. (irrelevant)
e. Those members of the State Assembly who oppose the thruway proposal do not have valid reasons for opposing it. (irrelevant)

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Politician: It is important for members of the State Assembly to remember that Governor Norman's proposed new state thruway was part of her platform during her landslide re – election campaign last year. This means that if the thruway plan is defeated, its opponents will have much to answer for in next November's State Assembly elections.

The politician's argument relies upon which of the following assumptions?

a. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman oppose the thruway proposal.
b. The thruway proposal is likely to be defeated by the State Assembly
c. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman support the thruway proposal.
d. Everyone who voted for Governor Norman last year will vote in the State Assembly elections.
e. Those members of the State Assembly who oppose the thruway proposal do not have valid reasons for opposing it.


The correct answer, I think, is C.

A) is wrong because it would undermine the politician's argument. If those who voted for the Gov oppose the Thruway, then members of the General Assembly who oppose the Thruway won't have much to answer for - at least not as a result of the Governor's election.

B) is wrong because the politician doesn't assume that the thruway is going to be defeated. The stimulus provides support by showing the politician saying "if the plan is defeated." Well, if indicates a probability, not a certainty, which is required for an assumption. If the politician said "When the plan is defeated..." then we'd have an assumption.

C) is correct because it expresses the proper relationship. Governor wins landslide election on platform which includes thruway and people who elected governor also support thruway. If those same people are enough to carry Gov to landslide election, then defeating the plan will leave the opponents of the thruway to answer for it in the next election.

D) is incorrect because it doesn't talk about the thruway. It is conceiveable that the Governor was a popular candidate and no one really cared about the thruway and so they don't care if it is defeated. In that case, there's not much risk for the State Assembly to defeat the thruway under these facts.

E) is incorrect because it is Outside of the scope. The politician makes no argument related to the quality of their opposition.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2011, 08:33
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IMO E, Opponents have much to answer.



True, but the question asks for the politician's assumption. The politician doesn't assume that they don't have any valid reason.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2011, 08:39
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Politician: It is important for members of the State Assembly to remember that Governor Norman's proposed new state thruway was part of her platform during her landslide re – election campaign last year. This means that if the thruway plan is defeated, its opponents will have much to answer for in next November's State Assembly elections.

The politician's argument relies upon which of the following assumptions?

a. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman oppose the thruway proposal.
b. The thruway proposal is likely to be defeated by the State Assembly
c. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman support the thruway proposal.
d. Everyone who voted for Governor Norman last year will vote in the State Assembly elections.
e. Those members of the State Assembly who oppose the thruway proposal do not have valid reasons for opposing it.


The correct answer, I think, is C.

A) is wrong because it would undermine the politician's argument. If those who voted for the Gov oppose the Thruway, then members of the General Assembly who oppose the Thruway won't have much to answer for - at least not as a result of the Governor's election.

B) is wrong because the politician doesn't assume that the thruway is going to be defeated. The stimulus provides support by showing the politician saying "if the plan is defeated." Well, if indicates a probability, not a certainty, which is required for an assumption. If the politician said "When the plan is defeated..." then we'd have an assumption.

C) is correct because it expresses the proper relationship. Governor wins landslide election on platform which includes thruway and people who elected governor also support thruway. If those same people are enough to carry Gov to landslide election, then defeating the plan will leave the opponents of the thruway to answer for it in the next election.

D) is incorrect because it doesn't talk about the thruway. It is conceiveable that the Governor was a popular candidate and no one really cared about the thruway and so they don't care if it is defeated. In that case, there's not much risk for the State Assembly to defeat the thruway under these facts.

E) is incorrect because it is Outside of the scope. The politician makes no argument related to the quality of their opposition.


I chose C as well and my thought process was the same as his!
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2011, 12:06
chose D..what is the OA? Is it C or D?
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 04:54
Should be C, Please post the OA
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 05:52
i went with C too.

D looks a little irrelevant because even if a couple of people who voted last do not vote the argument that the opponent will be questioned this year does not fall apart. So that assumption is not necessary.

With C, if the voters of Norman did not care for the thruway then they will not question the opponents much. so negation of this assumption makes the arg fall apart. hence it is necessary to make this assumption.

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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 09:17
D seems very good but the extreme word "Everyone " changes my chosen answer to C
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 09:56
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Politician: It is important for members of the State Assembly to remember that Governor Norman's proposed new state thruway was part of her platform during her landslide re – election campaign last year. This means that if the thruway plan is defeated, its opponents will have much to answer for in next November's State Assembly elections.

The politician's argument relies upon which of the following assumptions?

a. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman oppose the thruway proposal.
b. The thruway proposal is likely to be defeated by the State Assembly
c. Many of those who voted for Governor Norman support the thruway proposal.
d. Everyone who voted for Governor Norman last year will vote in the State Assembly elections.
e. Those members of the State Assembly who oppose the thruway proposal do not have valid reasons for opposing it.



Logical negation technique works well here.

Take C: Negated ans: Many of those who voted for Governor Norman didn't support the thruway proposal. Implies, the voters didn't vote for her in support of her thruway proposal, and there could be some other reasons on the part of voters to vote for her.
If the voters are not in support of this plan, then the conclusion in the argument falls apart. I.e,its opponents don't have to answer for in next November's State Assembly elections.

In D, everyone is too extreme.

So, I go with C.
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 10:00
I will go with "C" as well..

Whats the OA?
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 12:00
OA is C
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Re: CR 700 level Elections [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 02:38
+1 for C
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