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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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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.

Just my guess......
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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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New post 10 Jul 2011, 21:55
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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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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New post 13 Jul 2011, 03:28
+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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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 :-D
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bschool83 wrote:
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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I go with D.

E bring extra information that is not relevant to the premise.
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Hi guys, I was wondering could one of you guys please update the OA? There is no OA given for this question and its been 7 years since this question was posted
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Doesnt option (E) break the conclusion by using the negation technique?
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the last time I did this question on gmatclub, the answer is E. I doubt that OA already.
now I just check the answer, and OA is D.
in some question, the opposite of E is an important pattern that determines whether a plan will work.
In this question, E is not good enough, while the argument has the key "inherently favor"
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bschool83 wrote:
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.


Imo D

The point of contention for the challenger is that television advertising favors incumbents and that it should be banned.
Now assumption will destroy the argument upon negation but before we do that let just dive into more ddply in the argument .
Why does the challenger wants television advertising to be banned? Because they are expansive and he or she does not have that much money to spend on television advertising.
Let's move on to options
D is our required assumption as it relates monetary aspect with the television advertising .
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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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