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Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the effect that certain policies should be determined not by the legislature itself but by public referenda in which every voter can take part. Critics of the proposals argue that the outcomes of public referenda would be biased, since wealthy special-interest groups are able to influence voters’ views by means of television advertisements.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the critics’ argument?

(A) Many state legislators regard public referenda as a way of avoiding voting on issues on which their constituents are divided.

(B) During elections for members of the legislature, the number of people who vote is unaffected by whether the candidates run television advertisements or not.

(C) Proponents of policies that are opposed by wealthy special-interest groups are often unable to afford advertising time on local television stations.

(D) Different special-interest groups often take opposing positions on questions of which policies the state should adopt.

(E) Television stations are reluctant to become associated with any one political opinion, for fear of losing viewers who do not share that opinion.

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Originally posted by SudiptoGmat on 26 Jan 2010, 20:24.
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New post 27 Jan 2010, 06:35
What if "special inst grps" all advertise on television so that people have access to spcl insterst groups' ads
belonging to all ideologies.Under such a case,opinion wouldnt be biased.
Only C clarifies that such a situaion doesnt exist
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Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the effect that certain policies should be determined not by the legislature itself but by public referenda in which every voter can take part. Critics of the proposals argue that the outcomes of public referenda would be biased, since wealthy special-interest groups are able to influence voters’ views by means of television advertisements.
Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the critics’ argument?

CN: Critics of the proposals argue that the outcomes of public referenda would be biased
(A) Many state legislators regard public referenda as a way of avoiding voting on issues on which their constituents are divided.
(B) During elections for members of the legislature, the number of people who vote is unaffected by whether the candidates run television advertisements or not.
(C) Proponents of policies that are opposed by wealthy special-interest groups are often unable to afford advertising time on local television stations. Only this option says others do not have access to TV ad so public's vote will definitely be biased
(D) Different special-interest groups often take opposing positions on questions of which policies the state should adopt.
(E) Television stations are reluctant to become associated with any one political opinion, for fear of losing viewers who do not share that opinion.

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Answer is C.

If the proponents of policies can't afford to put a advertisement on local stations, its obvious that the wealthy people will try to infulence the voters through ads on televisions.

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Already explained. OA is
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C- The wealthy people can influence public using advertisement while Proponents of policies will not able to afford any ads, consequently lose the vote.
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Correct Answer - C

Proponents of policies can't afford to pay for ads.And wealthy people use ads on television to influence voters.

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