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Poll title:

     American Idol Season 6 Poll, Top 8 Males    

Question (number 1) title:

     Who is your favorite, second-favorite, etc., male American Idol singer?    

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Blake Lewis

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular Blake Lewis Ranking score is

80

for

Blake Lewis
Second-most popular Chris Sligh Ranking score is

69

for

Chris Sligh
Third-most popular Chris Richardson Ranking score is

53

for

Chris Richardson
Fourth-most popular Phil Stacey Ranking score is

36

for

Phil Stacey
Fifth-most popular Sundance Head Ranking score is

26

for

Sundance Head
Sixth-most popular Brandon Rogers Ranking score is

19

for

Brandon Rogers
Seventh-most popular Jared Cotter Ranking score is

11

for

Jared Cotter
Eighth-most popular Sanjaya Malakar Ranking score is

0

for

Sanjaya Malakar

VoteFair representation Ranking

  
First-most representative choice is: Blake Lewis
Second-most representative choice is: Chris Sligh

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 Blake Lewis
Instant runoff A winner cannot be identified because, in one of the rounds of voting, there is a tie among the choices with the fewest votes
(Choice eliminated in the first round: Jared Cotter)
Majority None of the choices has won a majority ( more than half ) the votes.

(4 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality Blake Lewis

(4 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Condorcet Blake Lewis
Borda count Blake Lewis

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

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
Blake Lewis 79 44
Chris Sligh 50 28
Chris Richardson 19 11
Phil Stacey 9 5
Sundance Head 7 4
Sanjaya Malakar 6 3
Brandon Rogers 5 3
Jared Cotter 3 2
(4 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: 182
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 = Blake Lewis
Y = Chris Sligh
110
110 voters prefer

Blake Lewis

over

Chris Sligh
5
5 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Chris Sligh
67
67 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Blake Lewis
X = Blake Lewis
Y = Chris Richardson
131
131 voter prefers

Blake Lewis

over

Chris Richardson
7
7 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Chris Richardson
44
44 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Blake Lewis
X = Blake Lewis
Y = Phil Stacey
145
145 voters prefer

Blake Lewis

over

Phil Stacey
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Phil Stacey
31
31 voter prefers

Phil Stacey

over

Blake Lewis
X = Blake Lewis
Y = Sundance Head
148
148 voters prefer

Blake Lewis

over

Sundance Head
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Sundance Head
28
28 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Blake Lewis
X = Blake Lewis
Y = Brandon Rogers
153
153 voters prefer

Blake Lewis

over

Brandon Rogers
8
8 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Brandon Rogers
21
21 voter prefers

Brandon Rogers

over

Blake Lewis
X = Blake Lewis
Y = Jared Cotter
160
160 voters prefer

Blake Lewis

over

Jared Cotter
7
7 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Jared Cotter
15
15 voters prefer

Jared Cotter

over

Blake Lewis
X = Blake Lewis
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
166
166 voters prefer

Blake Lewis

over

Sanjaya Malakar
5
5 voters have an equal preference for

Blake Lewis

and

Sanjaya Malakar
11
11 voter prefers

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Blake Lewis
X = Chris Sligh
Y = Chris Richardson
109
109 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Chris Richardson
5
5 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Sligh

and

Chris Richardson
68
68 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Chris Sligh
X = Chris Sligh
Y = Phil Stacey
144
144 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Phil Stacey
5
5 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Sligh

and

Phil Stacey
33
33 voters prefer

Phil Stacey

over

Chris Sligh
X = Chris Sligh
Y = Sundance Head
153
153 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Sundance Head
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Sligh

and

Sundance Head
23
23 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Chris Sligh
X = Chris Sligh
Y = Brandon Rogers
150
150 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Brandon Rogers
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Sligh

and

Brandon Rogers
26
26 voters prefer

Brandon Rogers

over

Chris Sligh
X = Chris Sligh
Y = Jared Cotter
157
157 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Jared Cotter
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Sligh

and

Jared Cotter
19
19 voters prefer

Jared Cotter

over

Chris Sligh
X = Chris Sligh
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
162
162 voters prefer

Chris Sligh

over

Sanjaya Malakar
4
4 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Sligh

and

Sanjaya Malakar
16
16 voters prefer

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Chris Sligh
X = Chris Richardson
Y = Phil Stacey
115
115 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Phil Stacey
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Richardson

and

Phil Stacey
61
61 voter prefers

Phil Stacey

over

Chris Richardson
X = Chris Richardson
Y = Sundance Head
128
128 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Sundance Head
5
5 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Richardson

and

Sundance Head
49
49 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Chris Richardson
X = Chris Richardson
Y = Brandon Rogers
129
129 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Brandon Rogers
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Richardson

and

Brandon Rogers
47
47 voters prefer

Brandon Rogers

over

Chris Richardson
X = Chris Richardson
Y = Jared Cotter
140
140 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Jared Cotter
6
6 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Richardson

and

Jared Cotter
36
36 voters prefer

Jared Cotter

over

Chris Richardson
X = Chris Richardson
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
160
160 voters prefer

Chris Richardson

over

Sanjaya Malakar
4
4 voters have an equal preference for

Chris Richardson

and

Sanjaya Malakar
18
18 voters prefer

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Chris Richardson
X = Phil Stacey
Y = Sundance Head
98
98 voters prefer

Phil Stacey

over

Sundance Head
11
11 voter has an equal preference for

Phil Stacey

and

Sundance Head
73
73 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Phil Stacey
X = Phil Stacey
Y = Brandon Rogers
100
100 voters prefer

Phil Stacey

over

Brandon Rogers
11
11 voter has an equal preference for

Phil Stacey

and

Brandon Rogers
71
71 voter prefers

Brandon Rogers

over

Phil Stacey
X = Phil Stacey
Y = Jared Cotter
112
112 voters prefer

Phil Stacey

over

Jared Cotter
14
14 voters have an equal preference for

Phil Stacey

and

Jared Cotter
56
56 voters prefer

Jared Cotter

over

Phil Stacey
X = Phil Stacey
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
144
144 voters prefer

Phil Stacey

over

Sanjaya Malakar
10
10 voters have an equal preference for

Phil Stacey

and

Sanjaya Malakar
28
28 voters prefer

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Phil Stacey
X = Sundance Head
Y = Brandon Rogers
87
87 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Brandon Rogers
11
11 voter has an equal preference for

Sundance Head

and

Brandon Rogers
84
84 voters prefer

Brandon Rogers

over

Sundance Head
X = Sundance Head
Y = Jared Cotter
98
98 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Jared Cotter
12
12 voters have an equal preference for

Sundance Head

and

Jared Cotter
72
72 voters prefer

Jared Cotter

over

Sundance Head
X = Sundance Head
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
147
147 voters prefer

Sundance Head

over

Sanjaya Malakar
10
10 voters have an equal preference for

Sundance Head

and

Sanjaya Malakar
25
25 voters prefer

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Sundance Head
X = Brandon Rogers
Y = Jared Cotter
99
99 voters prefer

Brandon Rogers

over

Jared Cotter
12
12 voters have an equal preference for

Brandon Rogers

and

Jared Cotter
71
71 voter prefers

Jared Cotter

over

Brandon Rogers
X = Brandon Rogers
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
142
142 voters prefer

Brandon Rogers

over

Sanjaya Malakar
10
10 voters have an equal preference for

Brandon Rogers

and

Sanjaya Malakar
30
30 voters prefer

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Brandon Rogers
X = Jared Cotter
Y = Sanjaya Malakar
138
138 voters prefer

Jared Cotter

over

Sanjaya Malakar
10
10 voters have an equal preference for

Jared Cotter

and

Sanjaya Malakar
34
34 voters prefer

Sanjaya Malakar

over

Jared Cotter
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 3,725
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 40,320
First sequence:
  1. Blake Lewis
  2. Brandon Rogers
  3. Chris Richardson
  4. Chris Sligh
  5. Jared Cotter
  6. Phil Stacey
  7. Sanjaya Malakar
  8. Sundance Head
Last sequence:
  1. Sundance Head
  2. Sanjaya Malakar
  3. Phil Stacey
  4. Jared Cotter
  5. Chris Sligh
  6. Chris Richardson
  7. Brandon Rogers
  8. Blake Lewis
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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&3&4,2&5&6&7&8 x1
  • 1&3,2&4&5&6&7&8 x1
  • 1&5,3,6,7,2,4,8 x1
  • 1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,7 x2
  • 1,2,5,3,6,4,8,7 x1
  • 1,2,5,4,6,8,3,7 x1
  • 1,3,2,4,5,8,6,7 x1
  • 1,3,4,2,6,5,8,7 x2
  • 1,3,4,2,7,6,8,5 x1
  • 1,3,4,2,7,8,6,5 x1
  • 1,3,4,2,8,5&6&7 x1
  • 1,3,4,2,8,5,6,7 x1
  • 1,3,4,5,2,6,7,8 x1
  • 1,3,4,5,6,2,8,7 x2
  • 1,3,4,6,2,5,7&8 x1
  • 1,3,4,6,2,8,5,7 x1
  • 1,3,4,6,5,2,8,7 x1
  • 1,3,4,6,8,2,5,7 x1
  • 1,3,4,6,8,5,2,7 x3
  • 1,3,4,8,2,5,6,7 x2
  • 1,3,4,8,2,6,5,7 x2
  • 1,3,4,8,7,5,2,6 x1
  • 1,3,6,4,5,8,2,7 x2
  • 1,3,6,4,8,2,7,5 x1
  • 1,3,8,2,7,6,5,4 x1
  • 1,3,8,5,6,4,2,7 x1
  • 1,4,2,3,5,6,8,7 x1
  • 1,4,2,5,3,7,6,8 x1
  • 1,4,2,8,3,6,5,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,2&5&6&7&8 x2
  • 1,4,3,2,8,6,5,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,2,8,7,6,5 x1
  • 1,4,3,5,2,6,8,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,5,2,8,6,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,5,6,2,8,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,2,5,8,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,2,7,8,5 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,2,8,5,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,5,7,2,8 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,5,8,2,7 x1
  • 1,4,3,6,8,5,2,7 x2
  • 1,4,3,8,6,2,5,7 x3
  • 1,4,3,8,6,5,2,7 x2
  • 1,4,3,8,6,5,7,2 x1
  • 1,4,5,2,6,3,8,7 x1
  • 1,4,5,3,6,8,2,7 x1
  • 1,4,5,8,7,6,2,3 x1
  • 1,4,6,3,2,5,8,7 x1
  • 1,4,6,3,8,5,2,7 x1
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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