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Survey title:

     American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 8    

Question (number 1) title:

     Who is your favorite American Idol singer?    



The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Taylor Hicks

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice Graphic summary of tally information
(details in mouse-over ALT text)
First-most popular Taylor Hicks 180 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Chris Daughtry17 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Chris Daughtry80 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Taylor Hicks 217 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Elliott Yamin18 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Elliott Yamin42 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Taylor Hicks 198 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Katharine McPhee17 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Katharine McPhee62 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Taylor Hicks 211 voter prefers

Taylor Hicks

over

Kellie Pickler15 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Kellie Pickler51 voter prefers

Kellie Pickler

over

Taylor Hicks 207 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Bucky Covington6 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Bucky Covington64 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Taylor Hicks 232 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Paris Bennett15 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Paris Bennett30 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Taylor Hicks 228 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Ace Young15 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Ace Young34 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Taylor Hicks
Second-most popular Chris Daughtry The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left

145 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Elliott Yamin34 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Elliott Yamin98 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Chris Daughtry 153 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Katharine McPhee38 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Katharine McPhee86 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Chris Daughtry 187 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Kellie Pickler38 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Kellie Pickler52 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Chris Daughtry 166 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Bucky Covington29 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Bucky Covington82 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Chris Daughtry 192 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Paris Bennett39 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Paris Bennett46 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Chris Daughtry 198 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Ace Young38 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Ace Young41 voter prefers

Ace Young

over

Chris Daughtry
Third-most popular Elliott Yamin The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left

126 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Katharine McPhee37 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Katharine McPhee114 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Elliott Yamin 167 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Kellie Pickler38 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Kellie Pickler72 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Elliott Yamin 168 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Bucky Covington29 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Bucky Covington80 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Elliott Yamin 186 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Paris Bennett36 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Paris Bennett55 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Elliott Yamin 191 voter prefers

Elliott Yamin

over

Ace Young38 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Ace Young48 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Elliott Yamin
Fourth-most popular Katharine McPhee The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left

156 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Kellie Pickler43 voters have an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Kellie Pickler78 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Katharine McPhee 149 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Bucky Covington33 voters have an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Bucky Covington95 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Katharine McPhee 170 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Paris Bennett40 voters have an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Paris Bennett67 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Katharine McPhee 179 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Ace Young41 voter has an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Ace Young57 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Katharine McPhee
Fifth-most popular Kellie Pickler The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left

128 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Bucky Covington33 voters have an equal preference for

Kellie Pickler

and

Bucky Covington116 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Kellie Pickler 137 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Paris Bennett41 voter has an equal preference for

Kellie Pickler

and

Paris Bennett99 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Kellie Pickler 156 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Ace Young44 voters have an equal preference for

Kellie Pickler

and

Ace Young77 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Kellie Pickler
Sixth-most popular Bucky Covington The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left

134 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Paris Bennett31 voter has an equal preference for

Bucky Covington

and

Paris Bennett112 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Bucky Covington 162 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Ace Young35 voters have an equal preference for

Bucky Covington

and

Ace Young80 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Bucky Covington
Seventh-most popular Paris Bennett The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left

143 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Ace Young42 voters have an equal preference for

Paris Bennett

and

Ace Young92 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Paris Bennett
Eighth-most popular Ace Young The percent bars above indicate comparisons with the choice to the left



VoteFair representation Ranking

  
First-most representative choice is: Taylor Hicks
Second-most 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.


Comparison of VoteFair Ranking with other voting methods

  
Voting method Winner
VoteFair Taylor Hicks
Instant runoff Taylor Hicks
Majority Taylor Hicks

(8 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality Taylor Hicks

(8 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Condorcet Taylor Hicks
Borda count Taylor Hicks

(56 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice at the same preference level.)

Details of plurality results
  
Choice Vote count Percentage Percentage bar
Taylor Hicks 145 54 145 voters marked

Taylor Hicks

as their first choice
Bucky Covington 37 14 37 voters marked

Bucky Covington

as their first choice
Chris Daughtry 30 11 30 voters marked

Chris Daughtry

as their first choice
Katharine McPhee 22 8 22 voters marked

Katharine McPhee

as their first choice
Kellie Pickler 14 5 14 voters marked

Kellie Pickler

as their first choice
Ace Young 10 4 10 voters marked

Ace Young

as their first choice
Paris Bennett 6 2 6 voters marked

Paris Bennett

as their first choice
Elliott Yamin 5 2 5 voters marked

Elliott Yamin

as their first choice
(8 ballots ignored in plurality counting because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Notice that the choice with the most plurality votes is not necessarily the most popular. Similarly the choice with the fewest plurality votes is not necessarily the least popular.

Data and Calculation Summary
Number of votes: 277
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
180
180 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Chris Daughtry
17
17 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Chris Daughtry
80
80 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Taylor Hicks
Y = Elliott Yamin
217
217 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Elliott Yamin
18
18 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Elliott Yamin
42
42 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Taylor Hicks
Y = Katharine McPhee
198
198 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Katharine McPhee
17
17 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Katharine McPhee
62
62 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Taylor Hicks
Y = Kellie Pickler
211
211 voter prefers

Taylor Hicks

over

Kellie Pickler
15
15 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Kellie Pickler
51
51 voter prefers

Kellie Pickler

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Taylor Hicks
Y = Bucky Covington
207
207 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Bucky Covington
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Bucky Covington
64
64 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Taylor Hicks
Y = Paris Bennett
232
232 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Paris Bennett
15
15 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Paris Bennett
30
30 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Taylor Hicks
Y = Ace Young
228
228 voters prefer

Taylor Hicks

over

Ace Young
15
15 voters have an equal preference for

Taylor Hicks

and

Ace Young
34
34 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Taylor Hicks
X = Chris Daughtry
Y = Elliott Yamin
145
145 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Elliott Yamin
34
34 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Elliott Yamin
98
98 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Chris Daughtry
X = Chris Daughtry
Y = Katharine McPhee
153
153 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Katharine McPhee
38
38 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Katharine McPhee
86
86 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Chris Daughtry
X = Chris Daughtry
Y = Kellie Pickler
187
187 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Kellie Pickler
38
38 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Kellie Pickler
52
52 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Chris Daughtry
X = Chris Daughtry
Y = Bucky Covington
166
166 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Bucky Covington
29
29 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Bucky Covington
82
82 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Chris Daughtry
X = Chris Daughtry
Y = Paris Bennett
192
192 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Paris Bennett
39
39 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Paris Bennett
46
46 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Chris Daughtry
X = Chris Daughtry
Y = Ace Young
198
198 voters prefer

Chris Daughtry

over

Ace Young
38
38 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Daughtry

and

Ace Young
41
41 voter prefers

Ace Young

over

Chris Daughtry
X = Elliott Yamin
Y = Katharine McPhee
126
126 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Katharine McPhee
37
37 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Katharine McPhee
114
114 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Elliott Yamin
X = Elliott Yamin
Y = Kellie Pickler
167
167 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Kellie Pickler
38
38 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Kellie Pickler
72
72 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Elliott Yamin
X = Elliott Yamin
Y = Bucky Covington
168
168 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Bucky Covington
29
29 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Bucky Covington
80
80 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Elliott Yamin
X = Elliott Yamin
Y = Paris Bennett
186
186 voters prefer

Elliott Yamin

over

Paris Bennett
36
36 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Paris Bennett
55
55 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Elliott Yamin
X = Elliott Yamin
Y = Ace Young
191
191 voter prefers

Elliott Yamin

over

Ace Young
38
38 voters have an equal preference for

Elliott Yamin

and

Ace Young
48
48 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Elliott Yamin
X = Katharine McPhee
Y = Kellie Pickler
156
156 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Kellie Pickler
43
43 voters have an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Kellie Pickler
78
78 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Katharine McPhee
X = Katharine McPhee
Y = Bucky Covington
149
149 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Bucky Covington
33
33 voters have an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Bucky Covington
95
95 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Katharine McPhee
X = Katharine McPhee
Y = Paris Bennett
170
170 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Paris Bennett
40
40 voters have an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Paris Bennett
67
67 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Katharine McPhee
X = Katharine McPhee
Y = Ace Young
179
179 voters prefer

Katharine McPhee

over

Ace Young
41
41 voter has an equal preference for

Katharine McPhee

and

Ace Young
57
57 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Katharine McPhee
X = Kellie Pickler
Y = Bucky Covington
128
128 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Bucky Covington
33
33 voters have an equal preference for

Kellie Pickler

and

Bucky Covington
116
116 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Kellie Pickler
X = Kellie Pickler
Y = Paris Bennett
137
137 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Paris Bennett
41
41 voter has an equal preference for

Kellie Pickler

and

Paris Bennett
99
99 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Kellie Pickler
X = Kellie Pickler
Y = Ace Young
156
156 voters prefer

Kellie Pickler

over

Ace Young
44
44 voters have an equal preference for

Kellie Pickler

and

Ace Young
77
77 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Kellie Pickler
X = Bucky Covington
Y = Paris Bennett
134
134 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Paris Bennett
31
31 voter has an equal preference for

Bucky Covington

and

Paris Bennett
112
112 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Bucky Covington
X = Bucky Covington
Y = Ace Young
162
162 voters prefer

Bucky Covington

over

Ace Young
35
35 voters have an equal preference for

Bucky Covington

and

Ace Young
80
80 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Bucky Covington
X = Paris Bennett
Y = Ace Young
143
143 voters prefer

Paris Bennett

over

Ace Young
42
42 voters have an equal preference for

Paris Bennett

and

Ace Young
92
92 voters prefer

Ace Young

over

Paris Bennett
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 4,866
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 40,320
First sequence:
  1. Katharine McPhee
  2. Kellie Pickler
  3. Paris Bennett
  4. Ace Young
  5. Bucky Covington
  6. Chris Daughtry
  7. Elliott Yamin
  8. Taylor Hicks
Last sequence:
  1. Taylor Hicks
  2. Elliott Yamin
  3. Chris Daughtry
  4. Bucky Covington
  5. Ace Young
  6. Paris Bennett
  7. Kellie Pickler
  8. Katharine McPhee
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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&7&8 x3
  • 1&2,6,7,8,4,5,3 x1
  • 1&8,3,6,2&4&5&7 x1
  • 1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,8,7,6 x1
  • 1,2,8,6,3,5,7,4 x1
  • 1,2,8,6,4,3,7,5 x1
  • 1,2,8,6,7,3,5,4 x1
  • 1,4,5,2,3,7,6,8 x1
  • 1,5,4,7,3,8,6,2 x1
  • 1,6,2,3,5,7,4,8 x1
  • 1,6,2,4,8,3,7,5 x1
  • 1,6,2,5,8,7,4,3 x1
  • 1,6,2,7,8,5,3,4 x1
  • 1,6,4,8,2,7,3,5 x1
  • 1,6,7,2,3,8,4,5 x1
  • 1,6,7,2,8,3,4,5 x1
  • 1,6,7,3,8,4,2,5 x1
  • 1,6,8,2,5,3,4,7 x1
  • 1,7,3,8,2,5,6,4 x1
  • 1,7,4,5,3,6,2,8 x1
  • 1,8,3,6,7,2,4,5 x1
  • 1,8,6,2,3,7,4,5 x1
  • 1,8,6,2,4,7,3,5 x1
  • 1,8,6,7,2,5,3,4 x1
  • 2,1,3,4,6,8,7,5 x1
  • 2,1,8,4,7,6,5,3 x1
  • 2,1,8,7,3,6,5,4 x1
  • 2,3,1,4,6&8,7,5 x1
  • 2,3,6,7,1&8,4,5 x1
  • 2,4,5,1&3&6&7&8 x1
  • 2,5,8,6,7,1,4,3 x1
  • 2,6,1,8,7,5,3,4 x1
  • 2,6,4,1,3,7,5,8 x1
  • 2,6,4,5,3,7,1,8 x1
  • 2,6,8,1,3,4,7,5 x1
  • 2,7,1,6,4,5,3,8 x1
  • 2,7,8,1,5,4,6,3 x1
  • 2,8,6,1,3,7,5,4 x1
  • 3,1&2&4&5&6&7&8 x1
  • 3,1,8,2,6,7,5,4 x1
  • 3,6,1,7,4,5,2,8 x1
  • 3,6,7,1,2,5,8,4 x1
  • 3,6,7,2,5,8,4,1 x1
  • 3,8,4,7,6,1,2,5 x1
  • 4,1,5,8,7,6,2,3 x1
  • 4,1,6,3,8,7,5,2 x1
  • 4,2,1,8,6,7,5,3 x1
  • 4,5,6,8,2&7,1,3 x1
  • 4,6,1,2,5,8,7,3 x1
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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