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Poll title:

     American Idol, Season 12, Top 7    

Question (number 1) title:

     Who is your favorite, second-favorite, etc., singer?    

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Kree Harrison

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular Kree Harrison  Ranking score is 69 for Kree Harrison 87 voters marked Kree Harrison as their first choice
Second-most popular Candice Glover  Ranking score is 59 for Candice Glover 70 voters marked Candice Glover as their first choice
Third-most popular Angie Miller  Ranking score is 49 for Angie Miller 108 voters marked Angie Miller as their first choice
Fourth-most popular Amber Holcomb  Ranking score is 37 for Amber Holcomb 48 voters marked Amber Holcomb as their first choice
Fifth-most popular Janelle Arthur  Ranking score is 28 for Janelle Arthur 40 voters marked Janelle Arthur as their first choice
Sixth-most popular Burnell Taylor  Ranking score is 12 for Burnell Taylor 2 voters marked Burnell Taylor as their first choice
Seventh-most popular Lazaro Arbos  Ranking score is 0 for Lazaro Arbos 11 voters marked Lazaro Arbos as their first choice

VoteFair representation Ranking

  

First-most representative choice is:

Kree Harrison

Second-most representative choice is:

Angie Miller

Third-most representative choice is:

Candice Glover

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 in a state legislature, or when an organization pursues a simultaneous second activity in addition to the most popular activity.

Comparison of VoteFair Ranking with other voting methods

  
Voting method Winner
VoteFair Kree Harrison
Instant runoff Kree Harrison
(7 ballots at least partially ignored because they include an equal preference at a significant step in the runoff process.
(Choice eliminated in the first round : Burnell Taylor)
Majority None of the choices has won a majority (more than half) the votes.

(6 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality Angie Miller

(6 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Condorcet Kree Harrison
Borda count Kree Harrison
(30 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice at the same preference level.)

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
Angie Miller 108 30 108 voters marked Angie Miller as their first choice
Kree Harrison 87 24 87 voters marked Kree Harrison as their first choice
Candice Glover 70 19 70 voters marked Candice Glover as their first choice
Amber Holcomb 48 13 48 voters marked Amber Holcomb as their first choice
Janelle Arthur 40 11 40 voters marked Janelle Arthur as their first choice
Lazaro Arbos 11 3 11 voters marked Lazaro Arbos as their first choice
Burnell Taylor 2 1 2 voters marked Burnell Taylor as their first choice
(6 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: 372
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 = Kree Harrison
Y = Candice Glover
207
207 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Candice Glover
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Candice Glover
149
149 voters prefer Candice Glover over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Angie Miller
193
193 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Angie Miller
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Angie Miller
167
167 voters prefer Angie Miller over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Amber Holcomb
239
239 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Amber Holcomb
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Amber Holcomb
119
119 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Janelle Arthur
246
246 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Janelle Arthur
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Janelle Arthur
111
111 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Burnell Taylor
325
325 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Burnell Taylor
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Burnell Taylor
32
32 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Lazaro Arbos
335
335 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Lazaro Arbos
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison and Lazaro Arbos
23
23 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Kree Harrison
X = Candice Glover
Y = Angie Miller
193
193 voters prefer Candice Glover over Angie Miller
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover over Angie Miller
170
170 voters prefer Angie Miller over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Amber Holcomb
223
223 voters prefer Candice Glover over Amber Holcomb
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover over Amber Holcomb
133
133 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Janelle Arthur
237
237 voters prefer Candice Glover over Janelle Arthur
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Janelle Arthur
121
121 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Burnell Taylor
325
325 voters prefer Candice Glover over Burnell Taylor
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover over Burnell Taylor
31
31 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Lazaro Arbos
330
330 voters prefer Candice Glover over Lazaro Arbos
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Lazaro Arbos
29
29 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Candice Glover
X = Angie Miller
Y = Amber Holcomb
210
210 voters prefer Angie Miller over Amber Holcomb
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller over Amber Holcomb
153
153 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Janelle Arthur
224
224 voters prefer Angie Miller over Janelle Arthur
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur
138
138 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Burnell Taylor
315
315 voters prefer Angie Miller over Burnell Taylor
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Burnell Taylor
46
46 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Lazaro Arbos
335
335 voters prefer Angie Miller over Lazaro Arbos
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Lazaro Arbos
25
25 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Angie Miller
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Janelle Arthur
187
187 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Janelle Arthur
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Janelle Arthur
171
171 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Burnell Taylor
311
311 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Burnell Taylor
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Burnell Taylor
44
44 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Lazaro Arbos
324
324 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Lazaro Arbos
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Lazaro Arbos
34
34 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Amber Holcomb
X = Janelle Arthur
Y = Burnell Taylor
292
292 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Burnell Taylor
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Janelle Arthur over Burnell Taylor
64
64 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Janelle Arthur
X = Janelle Arthur
Y = Lazaro Arbos
326
326 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Lazaro Arbos
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Janelle Arthur and Lazaro Arbos
29
29 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Janelle Arthur
X = Burnell Taylor
Y = Lazaro Arbos
270
270 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Lazaro Arbos
21
21 voters have an equal preference for Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos
81
81 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Burnell Taylor
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 5,647
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 5,040
First sequence:
  1. Amber Holcomb
  2. Angie Miller
  3. Burnell Taylor
  4. Candice Glover
  5. Janelle Arthur
  6. Kree Harrison
  7. Lazaro Arbos
Last sequence:
  1. Lazaro Arbos
  2. Kree Harrison
  3. Janelle Arthur
  4. Candice Glover
  5. Burnell Taylor
  6. Angie Miller
  7. Amber Holcomb
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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 x4
  • 1,2&3&4&5&6&7 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 x2
  • 1,2,4,5,6,7,3 x1
  • 1,2,4,6,5,3,7 x2
  • 1,2,4,6,5,7,3 x1
  • 1,2,5,6,4,3,7 x1
  • 1,2,6,7,5,4,3 x1
  • 1,2,7,4&5&6,3 x1
  • 1,3,4,6,2,5,7 x1
  • 1,3,6,4,5,2,7 x1
  • 1,3,6,5,2,4,7 x1
  • 1,4,2,3,6,5,7 x1
  • 1,4,2,5,6,3,7 x1
  • 1,4,2,5,6,7,3 x1
  • 1,4,2,6,5,7,3 x1
  • 1,4,2,6,7,5,3 x1
  • 1,4,2,7,6,3,5 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,2,5,7 x1
  • 1,4,5,2,6,3,7 x1
  • 1,4,5,2,6,7,3 x1
  • 1,4,5,6,2,3,7 x1
  • 1,4,5,6,3,7,2 x1
  • 1,4,6,2,3,5,7 x2
  • 1,4,6,2,5,7,3 x1
  • 1,4,6,5,2,3,7 x3
  • 1,5,4,2,6,3,7 x1
  • 1,5,4,3,2,6,7 x1
  • 1,5,4,6,2,3,7 x1
  • 1,5,4,6,3,2,7 x1
  • 1,5,6,2,4,7,3 x1
  • 1,5,6,4,3,2,7 x2
  • 1,5,6,4,3,7,2 x1
  • 1,6,2,4,5,3,7 x2
  • 1,6,4,2,3,5,7 x1
  • 1,6,4,2,5,3,7 x3
  • 1,6,4,2,5,7,3 x1
  • 1,6,4,5,2,3,7 x1
  • 1,6,4,5,7,2,3 x1
  • 1,6,5,7,2,4,3 x1
  • 2&3&7,6,1&4&5 x1
  • 2&4&6,1,5,3,7 x1
  • 2,1&3&4&5&6&7 x6
  • 2,1,3,5,6,4,7 x1
  • 2,1,4,5,7,3,6 x2
  • 2,1,4,6,5,3,7 x4
  • 2,1,4,6,5,7,3 x1
  • 2,1,5,4,6,3,7 x1
  • 2,1,5,4,6,7,3 x1
  • 2,1,5,6,4,3,7 x2
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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