
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006March1 16:15
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Survey, Top 24
Question (number
2) title:
Who is your favorite male American Idol singer?

VoteFair
representation
Ranking 

Firstmost representative choice is: 
Taylor Hicks 
Secondmost representative choice is: 
Ace Young 
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:
146 
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 =
Ace Young 
49

57

40

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Chris Daughtry 
56

60

30

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
64

57

25

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Will Makar 
67

58

21

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
69

54

23

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
David Radford 
67

54

25

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
67

59

20

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bucky Covington 
71

57

18

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
70

58

18

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Patrick Hall 
70

61

15

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
76

61

9

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Chris Daughtry 
44

68

34

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
52

67

27

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Will Makar 
62

68

16

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
64

65

17

X =
Ace Young
Y =
David Radford 
67

62

17

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
65

66

15

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Bucky Covington 
66

67

13

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
68

66

12

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Patrick Hall 
66

68

12

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
68

65

13

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
48

77

21

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Will Makar 
48

73

25

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
52

73

21

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
David Radford 
53

70

23

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
55

73

18

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bucky Covington 
57

77

12

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
57

78

11

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Patrick Hall 
57

74

15

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
60

77

9

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Will Makar 
41

74

31

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
44

76

26

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
David Radford 
46

74

26

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
47

79

20

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bucky Covington 
48

77

21

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
48

82

16

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Patrick Hall 
50

77

19

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
58

77

11

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
40

70

36

X =
Will Makar
Y =
David Radford 
43

75

28

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
44

73

29

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Bucky Covington 
45

74

27

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
46

75

25

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Patrick Hall 
43

78

25

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
60

74

12

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
David Radford 
40

72

34

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
41

75

30

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Bucky Covington 
46

75

25

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
42

79

25

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Patrick Hall 
42

73

31

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
56

77

13

X =
David Radford
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
41

72

33

X =
David Radford
Y =
Bucky Covington 
38

75

33

X =
David Radford
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
45

77

24

X =
David Radford
Y =
Patrick Hall 
37

74

35

X =
David Radford
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
55

77

14

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Bucky Covington 
41

74

31

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
38

78

30

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Patrick Hall 
40

75

31

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
53

78

15

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
33

80

33

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Patrick Hall 
35

77

34

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
49

79

18

X =
Jose "Sway" Penala
Y =
Patrick Hall 
35

76

35

X =
Jose "Sway" Penala
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
48

82

16

X =
Patrick Hall
Y =
Bobby Bennet 
48

79

19
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
3,441 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
479,001,600 
First sequence:

Ace Young

Bobby Bennet

Bucky Covington

Chris Daughtry

David Radford

Elliott Yamin

Gedeon McKinney

Jose "Sway" Penala

Kevin Corvais

Patrick Hall

Taylor Hicks

Will Makar

Last sequence:

Will Makar

Taylor Hicks

Patrick Hall

Kevin Corvais

Jose "Sway" Penala

Gedeon McKinney

Elliott Yamin

David Radford

Chris Daughtry

Bucky Covington

Bobby Bennet

Ace Young


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Copyright 2005 Solutions Through Innovation at www.VoteFair.org  
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&11,4&6,12,5&10,3,8,2&7&9 x1

1&11,4,6,9,7,3&8,10,12,2&5 x1

1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12 x43

1&4&11,3&5&10&12,8,6,7,2&9 x1

1&4&9&11,6,12,7,3,5,2&8,10 x1

1&4,7&11,2&3&5&6&8&9&10&12 x1

1,11,12,10,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9 x1

1,11,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&12 x1

1,11,2,3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&12 x1

1,11,4,12,9,5,7,2,3,8,6,10 x1

1,12,5,11,6,4,9,7,8,3,10,2 x1

1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12 x3

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 x2

1,3,11,2&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&12 x1

1,3,6,7,8,12,10&11,9,4,5,2 x1

1,4,11,12,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10 x1

1,4,11,12,6,9,5,8,10,3,2,7 x1

1,4,11,3,6,9,5,10,7,8,12,2 x1

1,4,3,2&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12 x1

1,4,7,10,11,6,2&3&5&8&9&12 x1

1,4,8,12,5,6,7,9,3,11,10,2 x1

1,5,12,11,9,7,4,3,6,8,2,10 x1

1,5,4,12,10,6,9,3,7,11,2,8 x1

1,5,7,11,12,2&3&4&6&8&9&10 x1

1,5,9,11,12,4,6,10,8,7,3,2 x1

1,8,12,4,7,6,9,2&3&5&10&11 x1

1,9,3,11,4,6,10,12,7,5,2,8 x1

10,12,5,4,1,8,11,6,7,9,3,2 x1

10,9,8,7,6,5,2,3,12,4,1,11 x1

11,1&12,9,6,4,5,7,8,3,2,10 x1

11,1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&12 x12

11,1,4,3,6,12,5,10,8,7,2,9 x1

11,1,4,6,8,9,10,12,7,5,3,2 x1

11,1,4,6,9,8,7,2,3,5,12,10 x1

11,1,7,10,12,2&3&4&5&6&8&9 x1

11,1,7,4&12,10,5,6,8,9,3,2 x1

11,12,10,1,2,9,8,7,6,5,4,3 x1

11,3,1,4,6,10&12,2&5&7&8&9 x1

11,4,1,3,10,6,9,5,12,8,7,2 x1

11,4,1,6,3,5,7,8,9,12,2,10 x1

11,4,1,6,3,9,8,12,5,7,10,2 x1

11,4,1,6,7,9,10,12,3,5,8,2 x1

11,4,3,6,1,10,12,5,7,9,8,2 x1

11,4,6,1,7,12,10,3,5,8,9,2 x1

11,4,9,12,7,6,3,1,5,8,10,2 x1

11,6&7,1&10&12,2&3&4&5&8&9 x1

11,6,1,10,7,4,12,5,9,8,2&3 x1

11,7,4,6,1,12,10,9,8,2&5,3 x1

12,1,10,5,11,2&3&4&6&7&8&9 x1

12,11,10,9,8,7,6,3,5,2,1,4 x1

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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