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Poll title:

     American Idol poll, Season 14, Top 6    

Question (number 1) title:

     Who is your favorite and second-favorite singer?    

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Clark Beckham

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular Clark Beckham  Ranking score is 72 for Clark Beckham 91 voters marked Clark Beckham as their first choice
Second-most popular Jax Cole  Ranking score is 45 for Jax Cole 37 voters marked Jax Cole as their first choice
Third-most popular Tyanna Jones  Ranking score is 37 for Tyanna Jones 19 voters marked Tyanna Jones as their first choice
Fourth-most popular Nick Fradiani  Ranking score is 25 for Nick Fradiani 29 voters marked Nick Fradiani as their first choice
Fifth-most popular Rayvon Owen  Ranking score is 10 for Rayvon Owen 12 voters marked Rayvon Owen as their first choice
Sixth-most popular Quentin Alexander  Ranking score is 0 for Quentin Alexander 30 voters marked Quentin Alexander as their first choice

VoteFair representation Ranking

  

First-most representative choice is:

Clark Beckham

Second-most representative choice is:

Jax Cole

Third-most representative choice is:

Tyanna Jones

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 Clark Beckham
Instant runoff Clark Beckham
(Choice eliminated in the first round : Rayvon Owen)
Majority None of the choices has won a majority (more than half) the votes.

(5 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality Clark Beckham

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

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
Clark Beckham 91 42 91 voters marked Clark Beckham as their first choice
Jax Cole 37 17 37 voters marked Jax Cole as their first choice
Quentin Alexander 30 14 30 voters marked Quentin Alexander as their first choice
Nick Fradiani 29 13 29 voters marked Nick Fradiani as their first choice
Tyanna Jones 19 9 19 voters marked Tyanna Jones as their first choice
Rayvon Owen 12 6 12 voters marked Rayvon Owen as their first choice
(5 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: 223
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 = Clark Beckham
Y = Jax Cole
146
146 voters prefer Clark Beckham over Jax Cole
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Clark Beckham and Jax Cole
67
67 voters prefer Jax Cole over Clark Beckham
X = Clark Beckham
Y = Tyanna Jones
157
157 voters prefer Clark Beckham over Tyanna Jones
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Clark Beckham and Tyanna Jones
56
56 voters prefer Tyanna Jones over Clark Beckham
X = Clark Beckham
Y = Nick Fradiani
160
160 voters prefer Clark Beckham over Nick Fradiani
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani
53
53 voters prefer Nick Fradiani over Clark Beckham
X = Clark Beckham
Y = Rayvon Owen
175
175 voters prefer Clark Beckham over Rayvon Owen
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Clark Beckham and Rayvon Owen
37
37 voters prefer Rayvon Owen over Clark Beckham
X = Clark Beckham
Y = Quentin Alexander
165
165 voters prefer Clark Beckham over Quentin Alexander
8
8 voters have an equal preference for Clark Beckham and Quentin Alexander
50
50 voters prefer Quentin Alexander over Clark Beckham
X = Jax Cole
Y = Tyanna Jones
106
106 voters prefer Jax Cole over Tyanna Jones
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Jax Cole and Tyanna Jones
100
100 voters prefer Tyanna Jones over Jax Cole
X = Jax Cole
Y = Nick Fradiani
115
115 voters prefer Jax Cole over Nick Fradiani
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Jax Cole over Nick Fradiani
99
99 voters prefer Nick Fradiani over Jax Cole
X = Jax Cole
Y = Rayvon Owen
140
140 voters prefer Jax Cole over Rayvon Owen
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Jax Cole over Rayvon Owen
68
68 voters prefer Rayvon Owen over Jax Cole
X = Jax Cole
Y = Quentin Alexander
141
141 voters prefer Jax Cole over Quentin Alexander
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Jax Cole over Quentin Alexander
70
70 voters prefer Quentin Alexander over Jax Cole
X = Tyanna Jones
Y = Nick Fradiani
119
119 voters prefer Tyanna Jones over Nick Fradiani
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Tyanna Jones over Nick Fradiani
93
93 voters prefer Nick Fradiani over Tyanna Jones
X = Tyanna Jones
Y = Rayvon Owen
145
145 voters prefer Tyanna Jones over Rayvon Owen
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Tyanna Jones over Rayvon Owen
62
62 voters prefer Rayvon Owen over Tyanna Jones
X = Tyanna Jones
Y = Quentin Alexander
145
145 voters prefer Tyanna Jones over Quentin Alexander
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Tyanna Jones over Quentin Alexander
61
61 voters prefer Quentin Alexander over Tyanna Jones
X = Nick Fradiani
Y = Rayvon Owen
142
142 voters prefer Nick Fradiani over Rayvon Owen
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Nick Fradiani and Rayvon Owen
64
64 voters prefer Rayvon Owen over Nick Fradiani
X = Nick Fradiani
Y = Quentin Alexander
136
136 voters prefer Nick Fradiani over Quentin Alexander
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Nick Fradiani and Quentin Alexander
77
77 voters prefer Quentin Alexander over Nick Fradiani
X = Rayvon Owen
Y = Quentin Alexander
116
116 voters prefer Rayvon Owen over Quentin Alexander
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Rayvon Owen over Quentin Alexander
92
92 voters prefer Quentin Alexander over Rayvon Owen
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 2,108
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 720
First sequence:
  1. Clark Beckham
  2. Nick Fradiani
  3. Quentin Alexander
  4. Rayvon Owen
  5. Jax Cole
  6. Tyanna Jones
Last sequence:
  1. Tyanna Jones
  2. Jax Cole
  3. Rayvon Owen
  4. Quentin Alexander
  5. Nick Fradiani
  6. Clark Beckham
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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 x3
  • 1&3&5&6,2&4 x1
  • 1,2,3&4&5&6 x3
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6 x1
  • 1,2,3,6,5,4 x1
  • 1,2,4,3,6,5 x1
  • 1,2,4,5,6,3 x1
  • 1,2,4,6,5,3 x2
  • 1,2,5,3,6,4 x1
  • 1,2,5,4,6,3 x1
  • 1,2,5,6,3,4 x2
  • 1,2,5,6,4,3 x6
  • 1,2,6,3,5,4 x2
  • 1,2,6,4,3,5 x1
  • 1,2,6,4,5,3 x1
  • 1,2,6,5,4,3 x1
  • 1,3,4,6,5,2 x1
  • 1,3,5,2,6,4 x1
  • 1,3,5,6,2,4 x1
  • 1,3,6,2,5,4 x1
  • 1,4,3,5,2&6 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,2,5 x1
  • 1,4,5,6,2,3 x1
  • 1,4,6,5,2,3 x1
  • 1,5,2&3&4&6 x1
  • 1,5,2,3,4,6 x1
  • 1,5,2,3,6,4 x1
  • 1,5,2,4,6,3 x4
  • 1,5,2,6,3,4 x2
  • 1,5,2,6,4,3 x1
  • 1,5,3,6,2,4 x2
  • 1,5,4,2,3,6 x1
  • 1,5,4,2,6,3 x1
  • 1,5,4,3,2,6 x1
  • 1,5,4,6,2,3 x1
  • 1,5,4,6,3,2 x1
  • 1,5,6,2,3,4 x2
  • 1,5,6,2,4,3 x4
  • 1,5,6,3,2,4 x3
  • 1,5,6,3,4,2 x1
  • 1,5,6,4,3,2 x2
  • 1,6,2,4,3,5 x1
  • 1,6,2,4,5,3 x7
  • 1,6,2,5,3,4 x2
  • 1,6,2,5,4,3 x2
  • 1,6,3,2,4,5 x1
  • 1,6,3,2,5,4 x4
  • 1,6,3,4,5,2 x1
  • 1,6,3,5,2,4 x1
  • 1,6,3,5,4,2 x1
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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