
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006April26 18:44
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 6
Question (number
1) title:
Who is your favorite American Idol singer?

VoteFair
representation
Ranking 

Firstmost representative choice is: 
Taylor Hicks 
Secondmost representative choice is: 
Chris Daughtry 
Additional levels of representation were not calculated.
(There may be too many questions, too many choices for this question,
or too many votes, or no further calculations were requested.)  
VoteFair
representation
ranking results should be used when more than one choice is to be selected.
Why? When there are 100 voters, 51 of them can choose the first winner,
so the other 49 voters deserve extra influence in choosing the second winner
(instead of letting the 51 voters also choose the second winner).
When should representation results be used?
When a second candidate is elected to a second equivalent seat on a board of directors,
or when an organization pursues a second activity in addition to the most popular activity.  
Data and Calculation Summary 
Number of votes:
502 
The following tally table summarizes all the preferences of all the voters.
The bold underlined numbers are the ones that apply to the winning sequence. 

All possible pairs of choice names 
Number of votes with indicated preference 
Prefer X over Y 
Equal preference 
Prefer Y over X 
X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Chris Daughtry 
343

16

143

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
396

11

95

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
367

15

120

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Paris Bennett 
438

16

48

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
430

12

60

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
231

41

230

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
284

47

171

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Paris Bennett 
344

50

108

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
384

43

75

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
290

40

172

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Paris Bennett 
379

44

79

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
377

37

88

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Paris Bennett 
289

56

157

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
366

51

85

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
309

52

141
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
5,227 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
720 
First sequence:

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Paris Bennett

Chris Daughtry

Elliott Yamin

Taylor Hicks

Last sequence:

Taylor Hicks

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Paris Bennett

Kellie Pickler

Katharine McPhee


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Copyright 2006 Solutions Through Innovation at www.VoteFair.org  
Detailed ballot information
(The numbers indicate the choices
as listed in "First sequence" above,
a comma indicates the next lower preference level,
"&" joins choices at the same preference level,
and "x" precedes the vote count.)

1&2&3&4&5&6 x3

1&4&6,3&5,2 x1

1,2&3&4&5&6 x2

1,2,3,4,5,6 x1

1,2,4,6,5,3 x2

1,2,5,6,4,3 x1

1,2,6,5,3,4 x2

1,2,6,5,4,3 x2

1,3,2,5,4,6 x1

1,3,6,2,4,5 x1

1,3,6,4,2,5 x1

1,4,2,5,6,3 x1

1,4,2,6,3,5 x1

1,4,5,2,3,6 x1

1,4,5,2,6,3 x1

1,4,5,3,6,2 x2

1,4,5,6,2,3 x2

1,4,5,6,3,2 x3

1,4,6,2,5,3 x2

1,4,6,3,5,2 x1

1,4,6,5,2,3 x2

1,4,6,5,3,2 x2

1,5,2,4,6,3 x1

1,5,3,4,6,2 x1

1,5,4,6,3,2 x1

1,5,6,2&3&4 x1

1,5,6,4,2,3 x1

1,5,6,4,3,2 x3

1,6,2,3,4,5 x1

1,6,4,2,3,5 x2

1,6,4,2,5,3 x2

1,6,4,3,5,2 x2

1,6,4,5,3,2 x1

1,6,5,2,3,4 x1

1,6,5,2,4,3 x1

1,6,5,4,2,3 x1

2,1&3&4&5&6 x4

2,1,4,5,6,3 x1

2,1,4,6,5,3 x3

2,1,6,3,4,5 x1

2,3,4,5,6,1 x1

2,4,3,6,5,1 x1

2,4,5,3,6,1 x1

2,5,1,3,6,4 x1

2,6,1&3&4&5 x1

2,6,4,1,5,3 x2

2,6,4,3,5,1 x1

2,6,4,5,1,3 x1

2,6,4,5,3,1 x1

2,6,5,3,4,1 x1

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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Software version:
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