
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006April20 12:20
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 7
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:
345 
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 
235

9

101

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
282

10

53

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
260

11

74

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Paris Bennett 
296

9

40

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
305

10

30

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Ace Young 
316

9

20

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
167

35

143

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
172

39

134

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Paris Bennett 
221

35

89

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
241

37

67

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Ace Young 
264

38

43

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
161

36

148

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Paris Bennett 
209

39

97

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
217

35

93

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Ace Young 
264

39

42

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Paris Bennett 
201

38

106

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
225

42

78

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Ace Young 
260

38

47

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
173

41

131

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Ace Young 
233

41

71

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Ace Young 
195

41

109
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
4,897 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
5,040 
First sequence:

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Paris Bennett

Ace Young

Chris Daughtry

Elliott Yamin

Taylor Hicks

Last sequence:

Taylor Hicks

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Ace Young

Paris Bennett

Kellie Pickler

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 x2

1&2&4&5&7,3&6 x1

1&2&4&5,3&6&7 x1

1&5,2&7,4&6,3 x1

1&7,2&5,3&4&6 x1

1&7,2&6,3,4,5 x1

1,2,3,5,6,4,7 x1

1,2,6,7,3,5,4 x1

1,3,5,6,7,4,2 x2

1,3,5,7,2,6,4 x1

1,3,6,2,7,5,4 x1

1,3,6,5,4,7,2 x1

1,4,5,3,2,6,7 x1

1,5,2&3&4&6&7 x1

1,5,2,3,4,6,7 x1

1,5,2,3,7,6,4 x1

1,5,2,6,3,7,4 x1

1,5,2,7,6,3,4 x1

1,5,3,4,7,6,2 x1

1,5,3,6,7,2,4 x1

1,5,3,7,6,4,2 x1

1,5,4,7,3,2,6 x1

1,5,6,7,3,2,4 x1

1,5,6,7,4,2&3 x1

1,5,6,7,4,2,3 x1

1,5,7,6,4,2,3 x1

1,6,5,7,4,3,2 x1

1,6,7,4,5,3,2 x1

1,7,2,3,5,6,4 x1

1,7,2,6,5,3,4 x1

1,7,4,5,6,2,3 x1

1,7,5,2,4,6,3 x1

1,7,5,3,2,4,6 x1

1,7,5,3,4,6,2 x1

1,7,5,3,6,2,4 x1

1,7,5,6,2,3,4 x2

1,7,6,4,5,2,3 x1

2,1&3&4&5&6&7 x2

2,1,5,4,3,6,7 x1

2,1,5,7,3,6,4 x1

2,4,5,6,1,3,7 x2

2,5,1,6,7,4,3 x1

2,5,7,1,4,6,3 x1

2,5,7,6,3,1,4 x1

2,6,5,3,1,7,4 x1

2,7,1,3,5,6,4 x1

2,7,5,1,3,6,4 x1

2,7,5,4,6,1,3 x1

3,1&2&4&5&6&7 x2

3,1,4,7,5,6,2 x1

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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