Few voters have doubted the reason why the youth organization is supporting Marion’s candidature for the Mayoral position. But if the organization wants a Mayor who will attract more jobs to the city, Marion is the only candidate it could support. So, since the organization is supporting Marion, it must have a goal of attracting more jobs to the city.

The reasoning in the argument is in error because

  1. The reasons why the youth organization should want to attract more jobs to the city are not given.
  2. The youth organization could be supporting Marion’s candidacy for reasons unrelated to attracting businesses to the town.
  3. Other groups besides the youth organization could be supporting Marion’s candidacy.
  4. The youth organization might discover that attracting more jobs to the city would not be in the best interest of its members.
  5. Marion might not have all of the skills that are needed by a Mayor who wants to attract jobs.

OA: B

Summary of the argument: The premise states that to attract more jobs supporting Marion is the right choice and the conclusion states that since the youth organization is supporting Marion their main goal must be to attract more jobs.

  1. Even if the reasons for the youth organization to attract more jobs were given the reasoning will still be incorrect. Hence eliminated.
  2. If the youth organization is supporting Marion it does not mean that attracting jobs is the only reason. Hence, this is the right answer.
  3. We are only concerned about the goals of the youth organization; other groups supporting Marion is irrelevant for the argument. Hence eliminated.
  4. The conclusion is about if the youth organization is supporting Marion their main goal is to attract more jobs, other interests are irrelevant for the argument.  Hence eliminated.
  5. The skills of Marion are irrelevant for the argument. Hence eliminated.
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