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Re-electing Adams

GMAT Essay Topic 425 - The following appeared as a part of an advertisement for Adams, who is seeking reelection as governor. "Re-elect Adams, and you will be voting for proven leadership in improving the state's economy. Over the past year alone, seventy percent of the state's workers have had increases in their wages, five thousand new jobs have been created, and six corporations have located their headquarters here. Most of the respondents in a recent poll said they believed that the economy is likely to continue to improve if Adams is reelected. Adams's opponent, Zebulon, would lead our state in the wrong direction, because Zebulon disagrees with many of Adams's economic policies." Discuss how well reasoned . . . Etc.

Author: Judy | Date: March 19, 2018 | Score:3.5 | => 5 or 6 Essays, Click Here <=

Re-electing Adams

The argument that re-electing Adams will ensure a proven leadership in improving the state’s economy omits some important concerns that must be addressed to substantiate the argument. The advertisement simply describes the performance of a small portion of the economy, the opinion of the respondents towards Adam in a poll and the contradiction between Adam and Zebulon, another candidate. However, these do not constitute a logical argument in favor of electing Adam.

Firstly, the facts that the wages of 70 percent of the state’s workers have increased, 5000 new jobs have been created, and six corporations have located their headquarters in the state do not substantiate the argument that the state’s economy has improved over the past year. The reason is that the performance of economy is consisted of a variety of aspects and the improvements of these three aspects are not enough to support the argument. Secondly, there is no necessary relationship between the respondents’ belief that Adam will help improve the economy and Adam’s leadership, because leadership is also related to whether Adam can lead the state to a better future in terms of economy, which is not yet proved.

Thirdly, the fact that Zebulon disagrees with many of Adam’s economic policies does not necessitate that Zebulon would lead the state in the wrong direction. Perhaps Zebulon has better policies than Adam. Even if Adam is better than Zebulon and will improve the state’s economy, there is no enough evidence that people should vote for him, because there may be other candidates that are superior than both of them.




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