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#IfObamaLoses trended on twitter for 4 hours

Jay: "#IfObamaLoses trended on twitter for 4 hours on Oct 28th 2012. Therefore, Obama is likely to lose the election”

Which statement weakens the argument presented by Jay?

a) #IfObamaLoses was fourth in the twitter trending list

b) #IfObamaLoses was trending when most of the American twitter users were asleep, hence the twitter trend represents a small minority of active users in the US.

c) #IfObamaLoses was started by a news channel that is speculated to be the mouthpiece for the republican party

d) #IfObamaLoses was started as a joke by a well-known democratic supporter

e) #IfObamaLoses was used predominantly by the 18-24 demographic, who were the
strongest supporter of Obama in 2008 elections.

From A and B, the later is a clear winner, hence the correct answer is B

Answer

a) IfObamaLoses was fourth in the twitter trending list

Potentially weakens the argument but have to look at other options to pick a clear winner. But still Pick Choice A.

b) #IfObamaLoses was trending when most of the American twitter users were asleep, hence the twitter trend represents a small minority of active users in the US.

Weakens the argument with an important piece of information – the twitter trend was not representative of the entire US voting public. Pick Choice B

c) #IfObamaLoses was started by a news channel that is speculated to be the mouthpiece for the republican party

The choice how the trend was originated but does not indicate whether the trend was representative of the voting public. Eliminate!

d) #IfObamaLoses was started as a joke by a well-known democratic supporter

Does not matter what the intentions were. Not relevant. Eliminate!

e) #IfObamaLoses was used predominantly by the 18-24 demographic, who were the
strongest supporter of Obama in 2008 elections.

Gives hint that the strongest Obama supporters in 2008 were the people behind this twitter trend but it does not weaken the argument but it strengthens the argument.

From A and B, the later is a clear winner, hence the correct answer is B

Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning (2019 Edition)

Chapters

1) Introduction   
2) 6 Step Strategy to solve GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions   
3) How to overcome flawed thinking in GMAT Critical Reasoning?   
4) 4 GMAT Critical Reasoning Fallacies   
5) Generalization in GMAT Critical Reasoning   
6) Inconsistencies in Arguments   
7) Eliminate Out of Scope answer choices using Necessary and Sufficient Conditions   
8) Ad Hominem in GMAT Critical Reasoning   
9) Slippery Slope in GMAT Critical Reasoning   
10) Affirming the Consequent – GMAT Critical Reasoning   
11) How to Paraphrase GMAT Critical Reasoning Question   
12) How to Answer Assumption Question Type   
13) How to Answer Conclusion Question Type   
14) How to Answer Inference Question Type   
15) How to Answer Strengthen Question Type   
16) How to Answer Weaken Question Type   
17) How to Answer bold-faced and Summary Question Types   
18) How to Answer Parallel Reasoning Questions   
19) How to Answer the Fill in the Blanks Question   
Question Bank   
Question 1: 5G Technology (Inference)   
Question 2: Water Purifier vs. Minerals (Fill in the Blanks)   
Question 3: Opioid Abuse (Strengthens)   
Question 4: Abe and Japan’s Economy (Inference)   
Question 5: Indians and Pulse Import (Weakens)   
Question 6: Retail Chains in Latin America (Assumption)   
Question 7: American Tax Rates – Republican vs. Democrats (Inference)   
Question 8: AI – China vs the US (Weakens)   
Question 9: Phone Snooping (Strengthens)   
Question 10:  Traditional Lawns (Assumption)   
Question 11:  Appraisal-Tendency Framework (Inference)   
Question 12:  Meta-Analysis of Diet Trials (Weakens)   
Question 13:  Biases in AI (Strengthens)   
Question 14:  Stock Price and Effectiveness of Leadership (Inference)   
Question 15:  US Border Wall (Weakens)   
Question 16:  Driverless Car and Pollution (Assumption)   
Question 17:  Climate Change (Inference)   
Question 18:  Rent a Furniture (Weakens)   
Question 19:  Marathon Performance and Customized Shoes (Weakens)   
Question 20:  Guaranteed Basic Income (Assumption)   
Question 21:  Brexit (Infer)   
Question 22:  AB vs Traditional Hotels (Assumption)   
Question 23:  Tax Incentive and Job Creation (Weakens)   
Question 24:  Obesity and Sleeve Gastrectomy (Inference)   
Question 25:  Recruiting Executives (Weaken)   

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