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Political Analyst: "Although citizens of this state normally oppose

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Political Analyst: "Although citizens of this state normally oppose any new taxes, they are overwhelmingly in favor of taxes that support the medical initiative. Candidate Johnson vowed to cut these taxes, and he was trounced in the primary elections. Furthermore, in a poll that asked citizens, "Would you pay higher taxes if it meant having the benefit of the new medical initiative?", an astonishing 82% replied "Yes." This is a pattern of support for taxes we have not seen before in this state."

In the political analyst's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?

A) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
B) It is a finding that calls the main conclusion into question.
C) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes.
D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
E) It is the main conclusion of the argument.

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Citizens of this state normally oppose any new taxes
but they are in favor of taxes that support the medical initiative.........Opinion of conclusion or main point of analyst.

Candidate Johnson vowed to cut these taxes, and
he was defeated in the primary elections..........................An instance supporting the earlier premise.

Furthermore, in a poll that asked citizens, "Would you
pay higher taxes if it meant having the benefit of the new
medical initiative?", an astonishing 82% replied "Yes."
.................poll which acts as evidence supporting the conclusion.

This is a pattern of support for taxes we have
not seen before in this state..............counter opinion of analyst adding that this is the first time anything such is taking place.

In the political analyst's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?

A) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
(It is not an explanation but evidence.)
B) It is a finding that calls the main conclusion into question.
(Boldface portion is a finding but it does not call the main conclusion into question.)
C) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes.
(It is not a judgement and also does not oppose the argument.)
D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
(This correct explains the role of boldface)
E) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
(This is not at all true as this is just an evidence)
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Political Analyst: "Although citizens of this state normally oppose any new taxes, they are overwhelmingly in favor of taxes that support the medical initiative. Candidate Johnson vowed to cut these taxes, and he was trounced in the primary elections. Furthermore, in a poll that asked citizens, "Would you pay higher taxes if it meant having the benefit of the new medical initiative?", an astonishing 82% replied "Yes." This is a pattern of support for taxes we have not seen before in this state."


Here it is :

Sentence 1 : Main claim of the arguent - Main conclusion.

Sentence 2: Factual statement

Sentence 3 (Bold Face) : Factual statement/evidence - Survey in favour of main conclusion.

Sentence 4: Another claim



In the political analyst's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?

A) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.

B) It is a finding that calls the main conclusion into question.

C) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes.

D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.

E) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
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This is unusual argument, in that the first sentence is actually the main conclusion. The final sentence is often the conclusion in GMAT CR arguments, but you can't always assume this will be the pattern. Here, the final sentence is merely a parenthetical observation. The first sentence is the main conclusion, and both the second and third sentences are evidence for this conclusion. The bold sentence in particular is a poll, which is pure data; one of the only roles pure data can serve in an argument is as evidence.

(D) is the credited answer. The fact that the poll specifically demonstrates that an unbelievably large percentage of the population would pay higher taxes to get this medical benefits is highly specific evidence supporting the main conclusion.

(A) is wrong. The bold sentence is not an explanation --- pure data can't be an explanation.

(B) is wrong. The bold sentence supports the main conclusion, so it doesn't call the conclusion into question.

(C) is wrong. The bold sentence supports the main conclusion, so the argument doesn’t oppose it.

(E) is wrong. The first sentence is the main conclusion, so the bold statement can't be.
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