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Which of the following best completes the passage below? the [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 06:48
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
the most serious flaw in television’s coverage of election campaigns is its tendency to focus on the horse-race side of politics—that is, to concentrate on the question “Who’s winning?” at the expense of substantive coverage of the issues and the candidates’ positions on them. The endless interviews with campaign managers, discussions of campaign strategies, and, especially, the obsession with opinion polls have surrounded elections with the atmosphere of a football game or a prizefight. To reform this situation, a first step might well be______
(A) a shortening of the length of election campaigns to a period of six weeks
(B) a stringent limit on campaign spending
(C) a reduction in the television coverage of opinion polls during election campaigns
(D) the publication and distribution of voter-education literature to inform the public about each candidate’s position on the major issues
(E) a limit on the length and number of political advertisements broadcast on television
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 07:33
D educates the public about the positions taken by the candidates and then vote for them. So its addressing the issue.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 09:01
I would go with Answer C.

Assuming:
- Election campaigns are fixated on the horse-race side of politics ("Who's winning"), and
- Opinion polls are one way to inform voters Who's winning.

Then, if we seek to "reform" this situation (which means, to focus on "issues and the candidates’ positions on them", rather than on "who's winning"), the best way to do so is through "a reduction in the television coverage of opinion polls during election campaigns".

Answer C, imo.

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I take that back. dips and vineetgupta have right. D seems to be a better choice than C.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 09:15
Since,the question is asking about the first step to be taken it has to be D...'opinion polls' is a secondary issue.
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Re: CR - ELECTIONS [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 09:44
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
the most serious flaw in television’s coverage of election campaigns is its tendency to focus on the horse-race side of politics—that is, to concentrate on the question “Who’s winning?” at the expense of substantive coverage of the issues and the candidates’ positions on them. The endless interviews with campaign managers, discussions of campaign strategies, and, especially, the obsession with opinion polls have surrounded elections with the atmosphere of a football game or a prizefight. To reform this situation, a first step might well be______
(A) a shortening of the length of election campaigns to a period of six weeks
(B) a stringent limit on campaign spending
(C) a reduction in the television coverage of opinion polls during election campaigns
(D) the publication and distribution of voter-education literature to inform the public about each candidate’s position on the major issues
(E) a limit on the length and number of political advertisements broadcast on television


Obsession with opinion polls is the main reason for the problem. It's C.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 09:47
I choose C.

D is incorrect because TV and publication of literature do not go well together.

Also the term 'especially' used with respect to opinion polls indicates that opinion polls are one of the major reason for the flaw.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2007, 07:08
Sorry,the argument is about TV first...first limit this problem and then distribute literature...C it is.

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