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Poll title:

     American Idol, Season 13, Top 10    

Question (number 1) title:

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

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Alex Preston

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular Alex Preston  Ranking score is 66 for Alex Preston 49 voters marked Alex Preston as their first choice
Second-most popular Jena Irene  Ranking score is 61 for Jena Irene 37 voters marked Jena Irene as their first choice
Third-most popular Caleb Johnson  Ranking score is 52 for Caleb Johnson 27 voters marked Caleb Johnson as their first choice
Fourth-most popular
is a tie among these choices
Sam Woolf  Ranking score is 35 for Sam Woolf 19 voters marked Sam Woolf as their first choice
Jessica Meuse  Ranking score is 37 for Jessica Meuse 24 voters marked Jessica Meuse as their first choice
Fifth-most popular Majesty Rose  Ranking score is 26 for Majesty Rose 13 voters marked Majesty Rose as their first choice
Sixth-most popular Malaya Watson  Ranking score is 20 for Malaya Watson 14 voters marked Malaya Watson as their first choice
Seventh-most popular CJ Harris  Ranking score is 12 for CJ Harris 5 voters marked CJ Harris as their first choice
Eighth-most popular Dexter Roberts  Ranking score is 6 for Dexter Roberts 2 voters marked Dexter Roberts as their first choice
Ninth-most popular MK Nobilette  Ranking score is 0 for MK Nobilette 7 voters marked MK Nobilette as their first choice

VoteFair representation Ranking

  

First-most representative choice is:

Alex Preston

Second-most representative choice is:

Jena Irene

Third-most representative choice is:

Caleb Johnson

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 Alex Preston
Instant runoff Alex Preston
(5 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 : Dexter Roberts)
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 Alex Preston

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

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
Alex Preston 49 25 49 voters marked Alex Preston as their first choice
Jena Irene 37 19 37 voters marked Jena Irene as their first choice
Caleb Johnson 27 14 27 voters marked Caleb Johnson as their first choice
Jessica Meuse 24 12 24 voters marked Jessica Meuse as their first choice
Sam Woolf 19 10 19 voters marked Sam Woolf as their first choice
Malaya Watson 14 7 14 voters marked Malaya Watson as their first choice
Majesty Rose 13 7 13 voters marked Majesty Rose as their first choice
MK Nobilette 7 4 7 voters marked MK Nobilette as their first choice
CJ Harris 5 3 5 voters marked CJ Harris as their first choice
Dexter Roberts 2 1 2 voters marked Dexter Roberts 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: 203
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 = Alex Preston
Y = Jena Irene
102
102 voters prefer Alex Preston over Jena Irene
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Jena Irene
92
92 voters prefer Jena Irene over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Caleb Johnson
108
108 voters prefer Alex Preston over Caleb Johnson
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Caleb Johnson
83
83 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Sam Woolf
134
134 voters prefer Alex Preston over Sam Woolf
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Sam Woolf
57
57 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Jessica Meuse
114
114 voters prefer Alex Preston over Jessica Meuse
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Jessica Meuse
79
79 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Majesty Rose
140
140 voters prefer Alex Preston over Majesty Rose
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Majesty Rose
50
50 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Malaya Watson
140
140 voters prefer Alex Preston over Malaya Watson
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Malaya Watson
52
52 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = CJ Harris
154
154 voters prefer Alex Preston over CJ Harris
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and CJ Harris
37
37 voters prefer CJ Harris over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Dexter Roberts
160
160 voters prefer Alex Preston over Dexter Roberts
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Dexter Roberts
34
34 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = MK Nobilette
156
156 voters prefer Alex Preston over MK Nobilette
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and MK Nobilette
33
33 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Alex Preston
X = Jena Irene
Y = Caleb Johnson
105
105 voters prefer Jena Irene over Caleb Johnson
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Caleb Johnson
91
91 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Sam Woolf
125
125 voters prefer Jena Irene over Sam Woolf
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Sam Woolf
71
71 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Jessica Meuse
127
127 voters prefer Jena Irene over Jessica Meuse
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and Jessica Meuse
69
69 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Majesty Rose
142
142 voters prefer Jena Irene over Majesty Rose
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and Majesty Rose
52
52 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Malaya Watson
149
149 voters prefer Jena Irene over Malaya Watson
8
8 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and Malaya Watson
46
46 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = CJ Harris
149
149 voters prefer Jena Irene over CJ Harris
8
8 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over CJ Harris
46
46 voters prefer CJ Harris over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Dexter Roberts
156
156 voters prefer Jena Irene over Dexter Roberts
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Dexter Roberts
37
37 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = MK Nobilette
166
166 voters prefer Jena Irene over MK Nobilette
8
8 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and MK Nobilette
29
29 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Jena Irene
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Sam Woolf
117
117 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Sam Woolf
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Sam Woolf
79
79 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Jessica Meuse
107
107 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Jessica Meuse
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Jessica Meuse
89
89 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Majesty Rose
129
129 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Majesty Rose
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Majesty Rose
63
63 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Malaya Watson
131
131 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Malaya Watson
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Malaya Watson
63
63 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = CJ Harris
149
149 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over CJ Harris
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and CJ Harris
42
42 voters prefer CJ Harris over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Dexter Roberts
155
155 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Dexter Roberts
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Dexter Roberts
39
39 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = MK Nobilette
156
156 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over MK Nobilette
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and MK Nobilette
36
36 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Caleb Johnson
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Jessica Meuse
98
98 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Jessica Meuse
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and Jessica Meuse
98
98 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Majesty Rose
104
104 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Majesty Rose
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose
88
88 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Malaya Watson
106
106 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Malaya Watson
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and Malaya Watson
88
88 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = CJ Harris
137
137 voters prefer Sam Woolf over CJ Harris
6
6 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf over CJ Harris
60
60 voters prefer CJ Harris over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Dexter Roberts
147
147 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Dexter Roberts
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf over Dexter Roberts
49
49 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = MK Nobilette
138
138 voters prefer Sam Woolf over MK Nobilette
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and MK Nobilette
58
58 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Sam Woolf
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Majesty Rose
117
117 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Majesty Rose
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse and Majesty Rose
76
76 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Malaya Watson
124
124 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Malaya Watson
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse and Malaya Watson
68
68 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = CJ Harris
135
135 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over CJ Harris
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse over CJ Harris
59
59 voters prefer CJ Harris over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Dexter Roberts
145
145 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Dexter Roberts
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse over Dexter Roberts
51
51 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = MK Nobilette
155
155 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over MK Nobilette
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse and MK Nobilette
38
38 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Jessica Meuse
X = Majesty Rose
Y = Malaya Watson
105
105 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Malaya Watson
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose and Malaya Watson
87
87 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Majesty Rose
X = Majesty Rose
Y = CJ Harris
116
116 voters prefer Majesty Rose over CJ Harris
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose over CJ Harris
76
76 voters prefer CJ Harris over Majesty Rose
X = Majesty Rose
Y = Dexter Roberts
120
120 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Dexter Roberts
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose over Dexter Roberts
70
70 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Majesty Rose
X = Majesty Rose
Y = MK Nobilette
137
137 voters prefer Majesty Rose over MK Nobilette
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose and MK Nobilette
51
51 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Majesty Rose
X = Malaya Watson
Y = CJ Harris
102
102 voters prefer Malaya Watson over CJ Harris
10
10 voters have an equal preference for Malaya Watson over CJ Harris
91
91 voters prefer CJ Harris over Malaya Watson
X = Malaya Watson
Y = Dexter Roberts
123
123 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Dexter Roberts
8
8 voters have an equal preference for Malaya Watson over Dexter Roberts
72
72 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Malaya Watson
X = Malaya Watson
Y = MK Nobilette
138
138 voters prefer Malaya Watson over MK Nobilette
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Malaya Watson and MK Nobilette
53
53 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Malaya Watson
X = CJ Harris
Y = Dexter Roberts
100
100 voters prefer CJ Harris over Dexter Roberts
11
11 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and Dexter Roberts
92
92 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over CJ Harris
X = CJ Harris
Y = MK Nobilette
113
113 voters prefer CJ Harris over MK Nobilette
15
15 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and MK Nobilette
75
75 voters prefer MK Nobilette over CJ Harris
X = Dexter Roberts
Y = MK Nobilette
107
107 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over MK Nobilette
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Dexter Roberts and MK Nobilette
84
84 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Dexter Roberts
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 5,838
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 3,628,800
First sequence:
  1. Alex Preston
  2. Caleb Johnson
  3. CJ Harris
  4. Dexter Roberts
  5. Sam Woolf
  6. Jena Irene
  7. Jessica Meuse
  8. Majesty Rose
  9. Malaya Watson
  10. MK Nobilette
Last sequence:
  1. MK Nobilette
  2. Malaya Watson
  3. Majesty Rose
  4. Jessica Meuse
  5. Jena Irene
  6. Sam Woolf
  7. Dexter Roberts
  8. CJ Harris
  9. Caleb Johnson
  10. Alex Preston
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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&9&10 x1
  • 1&5&8,2,3,9,6,7,4,10 x1
  • 1,10,5,6,8,3,2,9,7,4 x1
  • 1,2,3,6,8,10,4,9,5,7 x1
  • 1,2,3,6,8,7,9,10,4,5 x1
  • 1,2,3,6,9,8,7,5,4,10 x1
  • 1,2,5,7,6,4,3,8,9,10 x1
  • 1,2,5,7,8,4,9,3,6,10 x1
  • 1,2,6,5,7,8,9,10,4,3 x1
  • 1,2,6,8,3,5,7,4,9,10 x1
  • 1,2,7,6,3,9,4,10,8,5 x1
  • 1,2,7,8,5,6,10,3,4,9 x1
  • 1,2,8,3,4,5,7,6,10,9 x1
  • 1,2,8,3,7,6,4,9,5,10 x1
  • 1,2,9,10,5,8,7,4,3,6 x1
  • 1,3,2,8,9,10,4,6,5,7 x1
  • 1,3,6,8,9,5,4,7,2,10 x1
  • 1,5,2,3&4&6&7&8&9&10 x1
  • 1,5,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10 x1
  • 1,5,2,4,6,3,8,7,9,10 x1
  • 1,5,3,4,8,6,2,9,7,10 x1
  • 1,5,6,2,4,9,3,8,7,10 x1
  • 1,5,6,3,4,2,7&8&9&10 x1
  • 1,5,6,7,10,9,8,2,4,3 x1
  • 1,5,6,7,4,3,2,10,9,8 x1
  • 1,5,7,8,6,9,3,10,2,4 x1
  • 1,5,8,6,9,2,7,4,3,10 x1
  • 1,5,9,7,6,2,3,4,10,8 x1
  • 1,6,2,3,8,7,9,10,4,5 x1
  • 1,6,2,7,9,8,3,5,4,10 x1
  • 1,6,2,8,7,9,5,4,3,10 x1
  • 1,6,3,2,7,9,5,4,10,8 x1
  • 1,6,4,8,2,7,5,9,3,10 x1
  • 1,6,5,2,9,8,3,7,4,10 x1
  • 1,6,7,10,9,5,4,3,2,8 x1
  • 1,6,7,2,5,4,3,8,10,9 x1
  • 1,6,8,7,2,5,3,4,9,10 x1
  • 1,7,5,4,8,2,3,6,9,10 x1
  • 1,7,6,9,8,5,2,10,4,3 x1
  • 1,8,10,5,2,6,9,7,4,3 x1
  • 1,8,2,7,3,5,6,4,10,9 x1
  • 1,8,2,7,6,10,5,9,4,3 x1
  • 1,8,6,2,5,9,10,7,4,3 x1
  • 1,8,6,5,10,9,7,2,3,4 x1
  • 1,8,6,9,10,5,4,3,7,2 x1
  • 1,9,10,6,7,8,2,3,4,5 x1
  • 1,9,2,6,5,4,7,8,3&10 x1
  • 1,9,5,4,2,8,7,10,6,3 x1
  • 1,9,6,3,7,5,2,8,4,10 x1
  • 1,9,6,8,10,3,5,7,2,4 x1
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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