It is currently 16 Dec 2017, 16:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 269

Kudos [?]: 283 [0], given: 25

Location: India
Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jan 2010, 19:24
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

73% (01:14) correct 27% (02:23) wrong based on 72 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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.
_________________

Cheers,
SD

Kudos [?]: 283 [0], given: 25

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Posts: 51

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 14

Schools: Cambridge
Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jan 2010, 23:52
IMO, C.
_________________

No Execuse..

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 14

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 183

Kudos [?]: 89 [0], given: 1

Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2010, 05:35
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

Kudos [?]: 89 [0], given: 1

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 23

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2010, 08:24
D?

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 269

Kudos [?]: 283 [1], given: 25

Location: India
Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2010, 10:49
1
This post received
KUDOS
SudiptoGmat wrote:
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.

_________________

Cheers,
SD

Kudos [?]: 283 [1], given: 25

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Dec 2009
Posts: 213

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 3

Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2010, 14:19
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.

OA please. Thanks.

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 3

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 269

Kudos [?]: 283 [1], given: 25

Location: India
Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2010, 14:24
1
This post received
KUDOS
Already explained. OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C

_________________

Cheers,
SD

Kudos [?]: 283 [1], given: 25

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10207

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Mar 2017, 07:34
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Re: Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the   [#permalink] 06 Mar 2017, 07:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.