When Governor Huang ran for office 3 years ago, he repeatedly emphasized that he would reduce the state deficit by at

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When Governor Huang ran for office 3 years ago, he repeatedly emphasized that he would reduce the state deficit by at least half. In a statewide poll conducted during his re-election campaign this year, voters were asked whether they believe that the governor fulfilled his major campaign promises. Most respondents said "yes," despite the fact that the state deficit is essentially the same as it was at the time he promised to reduce it. This should not surprise anyone since ____________.

A. the governor said that he would reduce the state deficit by at least half during his first term in office.

B. the poll was given to independent voters as well as people registered with political parties.

C. most respondents, encouraged by lower unemployment rates, were not aware of the exact level of the state deficit.

D. the state deficit is much lower than the deficit of the three states that adjoin Governor Huang's state.

E. the level of crime in the state has decreased substantially during Governor Huang's term, as he had promised it would during his campaign.


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