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Whenever a major political scandal erupts before an election

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Whenever a major political scandal erupts before an election [#permalink]

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Whenever a major political scandal erupts before an election and voters blame the scandal on all parties about equally, virtually all incumbents, from whatever party, seeking reelection are returned to office. However, when voters blame such a scandal on only one party, incumbents from that party are likely to be defeated by challengers from other parties. The proportion of incumbents who seek reelection is high and remarkably constant from election to election.
If the votersтАЩ reactions are guided by a principle, which one of the following principles would best account for the contrast in reactions described above?
(A) Whenever one incumbent is responsible for one major political scandal and another incumbent is responsible for another, the consequences for the two incumbents should be the same.
(B) When a major political scandal is blamed on incumbents from all parties, that judgment is more accurate than any judgment that incumbents from only on party are to blame.
(C) Incumbents who are rightly blamed for a major political scandal should not seek reelection, but if they do, they should not be returned to office.
(D) Major political scandals can practically always be blamed on incumbents, but whether those incumbents should be voted out of office depends on who their challengers are.
(E) When major political scandals are less the responsibility of individual incumbents than of the parties to which they belong, whatever party was responsible must be penalized when possible.

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24 Apr 2007, 00:22
B or D?

On testday I would pick D
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24 Apr 2007, 00:32
I think it is D??? :idea: :?:
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24 Apr 2007, 01:03
aurobindo wrote:
Whenever a major political scandal erupts before an election and voters blame the scandal on all parties about equally, virtually all incumbents, from whatever party, seeking reelection are returned to office. However, when voters blame such a scandal on only one party, incumbents from that party are likely to be defeated by challengers from other parties. The proportion of incumbents who seek reelection is high and remarkably constant from election to election.
If the votersтАЩ reactions are guided by a principle, which one of the following principles would best account for the contrast in reactions described above?
(A) Whenever one incumbent is responsible for one major political scandal and another incumbent is responsible for another, the consequences for the two incumbents should be the same.
(B) When a major political scandal is blamed on incumbents from all parties, that judgment is more accurate than any judgment that incumbents from only on party are to blame.
(C) Incumbents who are rightly blamed for a major political scandal should not seek reelection, but if they do, they should not be returned to office.
(D) Major political scandals can practically always be blamed on incumbents, but whether those incumbents should be voted out of office depends on who their challengers are.
(E) When major political scandals are less the responsibility of individual incumbents than of the parties to which they belong, whatever party was responsible must be penalized when possible.

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24 Apr 2007, 01:04
A it seems.
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24 Apr 2007, 03:20
I think it is A.

(A) follows the principle of the voters and seems logical, therefore >Best answer
(B) could be true, but could not, we don't know (closest answer)
(C) and (D), it is not important for the principle who their challangers is
(E) out of scope
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24 Apr 2007, 05:07
i think its A.

Whats the OA

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24 Apr 2007, 05:33
I don't think it's A as "consequences should be the same..." could mean that challengers replace all incumbents and not that all incumbents get re-elected.

All answers A-D refer to blaming specific incumbents whereas the passage discusses a party being blamed and all incumbents from that party getting penalized.

The only answer referring to parties being blamed is E.

I go for E.
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24 Apr 2007, 07:44
doc14 wrote:
I don't think it's A as "consequences should be the same..." could mean that challengers replace all incumbents and not that all incumbents get re-elected.

All answers A-D refer to blaming specific incumbents whereas the passage discusses a party being blamed and all incumbents from that party getting penalized.

The only answer referring to parties being blamed is E.

I go for E.

You're right doc. I was wrong. E is right.
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24 Apr 2007, 08:39
E.
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24 Apr 2007, 10:49
doc14 wrote:
I don't think it's A as "consequences should be the same..." could mean that challengers replace all incumbents and not that all incumbents get re-elected.

All answers A-D refer to blaming specific incumbents whereas the passage discusses a party being blamed and all incumbents from that party getting penalized.

The only answer referring to parties being blamed is E.

I go for E.

Good explanation...I got down to C and E...but couldnt decide between them...E it is.
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24 Apr 2007, 18:21
I would go with D. OA ?
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24 Apr 2007, 20:30
(E)

What is the OA, Mr CR guru ?
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24 Apr 2007, 20:30
(E)

What is the OA, Mr CR guru ?
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25 Apr 2007, 04:56
Thank you guys.

The OA is E.
25 Apr 2007, 04:56
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