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Studies of voting patterns in the town of Glen Isle have shown that the single most effective way for politicians to win votes is to purchase expensive television advertising. A candidate challenging the incumbent for a seat on the town council has argued that the importance of television advertising inherently favors incumbents and therefore that political television advertising should be banned in Glen Isle.

The challenger's conclusion logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. Incumbents have won eighty percent of the elections in Glen Isle in the last 10 years.
B. Some incumbent candidates in Glen Isle have been able to win votes by organizing frequent political rallies.
C. Not all challengers in Glen Isle are skilled political fundraisers.
D. Glen Isle incumbents have access to financial support in excess of that available to challengers.
E. Banning political television advertising is not unconstitutional.
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10 Jul 2011, 19:33
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Studies of voting patterns in the town of Glen Isle have shown that the single most effective way for politicians to win votes is to purchase expensive television advertising. A candidate challenging the incumbent for a seat on the town council has argued that the importance of television advertising inherently favors incumbents and therefore that political television advertising should be banned in Glen Isle.

The challenger's conclusion logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. Incumbents have won eighty percent of the elections in Glen Isle in the last 10 years.
B. Some incumbent candidates in Glen Isle have been able to win votes by organizing frequent political rallies.
C. Not all challengers in Glen Isle are skilled political fundraisers.
D. Glen Isle incumbents have access to financial support in excess of that available to challengers.
E. Banning political television advertising is not unconstitutional.

D. Glen Isle incumbents have access to financial support in excess of that available to challengers.

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10 Jul 2011, 20:33
clear D
tv advertising is claimed to be expensive, and favorable to incumbents- assumption is that incumbets have more money to afford this expensive mode of publicity
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10 Jul 2011, 20:55
Answer E. The main conclusion is that
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television advertising should be banned in Glen Isle
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For this to stand, the person should assume that it is not unconstitutional to ban TV advertising.

The pre conclusion is that
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the importance of television advertising inherently favors incumbents
and the assumption is D. But, this is not the main conclusion.
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12 Jul 2011, 20:23
I will go with D. What is the OA?
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12 Jul 2011, 20:32
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Studies of voting patterns in the town of Glen Isle have shown that the single most effective way for politicians to win votes is to purchase expensive television advertising. A candidate challenging the incumbent for a seat on the town council has argued that the importance of television advertising inherently favors incumbents and therefore that political television advertising should be banned in Glen Isle.

The challenger's conclusion logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. Incumbents have won eighty percent of the elections in Glen Isle in the last 10 years.
B. Some incumbent candidates in Glen Isle have been able to win votes by organizing frequent political rallies.
C. Not all challengers in Glen Isle are skilled political fundraisers.
D. Glen Isle incumbents have access to financial support in excess of that available to challengers.
E. Banning political television advertising is not unconstitutional.

Will go with D.
A, B, C are not of much relevance. Of D and E, D is better because of 'logically' in the question. And also it makes sense for the challenger's conclusion.
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12 Jul 2011, 20:36
i'll go with D too.
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13 Jul 2011, 02:28
+1 for D. Conclusion of challenger is

"...importance of television advertising inherently favors incumbents and therefore that political television advertising should be banned in Glen Isle."

The inherent thing has to be that incumbent has more money to buy the ads..

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02 Sep 2011, 08:33
D.......fairly simple
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03 Sep 2011, 08:08
+1 for D

Pls post the OA also..
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03 Sep 2011, 09:25
+1 E
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04 Sep 2011, 08:10
Friends, please post OA's with the questions in spoiler mode, so that we can check the answer with OA and can move on...
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04 Sep 2011, 09:09
+1 D

OA???
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04 Sep 2011, 09:44
yup.. i feel D too... would be surprised if its any different... bschool... can u post the OA? this topic is causing a lot of anxiety
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08 Sep 2011, 17:12
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Studies of voting patterns in the town of Glen Isle have shown that the single most effective way for politicians to win votes is to purchase expensive television advertising. A candidate challenging the incumbent for a seat on the town council has argued that the importance of television advertising inherently favors incumbents and therefore that political television advertising should be banned in Glen Isle.

The challenger's conclusion logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. Incumbents have won eighty percent of the elections in Glen Isle in the last 10 years.
B. Some incumbent candidates in Glen Isle have been able to win votes by organizing frequent political rallies.
C. Not all challengers in Glen Isle are skilled political fundraisers.
D. Glen Isle incumbents have access to financial support in excess of that available to challengers.
E. Banning political television advertising is not unconstitutional.

D provides the missing link between incumbents and television advertising.
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07 Oct 2011, 02:15
I go with D.

E bring extra information that is not relevant to the premise.
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08 Oct 2011, 20:15
IMO E
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18 Oct 2011, 04:14
go with D,
what is the OA !!
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