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Poll title:

     American Idol poll, Season 15, Top 6    

Question (number 1) title:

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

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    LaPorsha Renae

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular LaPorsha Renae  Ranking score is 55 for LaPorsha Renae 34 voters marked LaPorsha Renae as their first choice
Second-most popular Trent Harmon  Ranking score is 46 for Trent Harmon 31 voters marked Trent Harmon as their first choice
Third-most popular Dalton Rapattoni  Ranking score is 31 for Dalton Rapattoni 33 voters marked Dalton Rapattoni as their first choice
Fourth-most popular Sonika Vaid  Ranking score is 21 for Sonika Vaid 30 voters marked Sonika Vaid as their first choice
Fifth-most popular MacKenzie Bourg  Ranking score is 11 for MacKenzie Bourg 9 voters marked MacKenzie Bourg as their first choice
Sixth-most popular Tristan McIntosh  Ranking score is 0 for Tristan McIntosh 16 voters marked Tristan McIntosh as their first choice

VoteFair representation Ranking

  

First-most representative choice is:

LaPorsha Renae

Second-most representative choice is:

Dalton Rapattoni

Third-most representative choice is:

Trent Harmon

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 LaPorsha Renae
Instant runoff LaPorsha Renae
(10 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 : MacKenzie Bourg)
Majority None of the choices has won a majority (more than half) the votes.

(1 ballot ignored because it ranks more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality LaPorsha Renae

(1 ballot ignored because it ranks more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Condorcet LaPorsha Renae
Borda count Trent Harmon
(21 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice at the same preference level.)

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
LaPorsha Renae 34 22 34 voters marked LaPorsha Renae as their first choice
Dalton Rapattoni 33 22 33 voters marked Dalton Rapattoni as their first choice
Trent Harmon 31 20 31 voters marked Trent Harmon as their first choice
Sonika Vaid 30 20 30 voters marked Sonika Vaid as their first choice
Tristan McIntosh 16 10 16 voters marked Tristan McIntosh as their first choice
MacKenzie Bourg 9 6 9 voters marked MacKenzie Bourg as their first choice
(1 ballot ignored in plurality counting because it ranks 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: 154
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 = LaPorsha Renae
Y = Trent Harmon
78
78 voters prefer LaPorsha Renae over Trent Harmon
13
13 voters have an equal preference for LaPorsha Renae and Trent Harmon
63
63 voters prefer Trent Harmon over LaPorsha Renae
X = LaPorsha Renae
Y = Dalton Rapattoni
80
80 voters prefer LaPorsha Renae over Dalton Rapattoni
10
10 voters have an equal preference for LaPorsha Renae and Dalton Rapattoni
64
64 voters prefer Dalton Rapattoni over LaPorsha Renae
X = LaPorsha Renae
Y = Sonika Vaid
87
87 voters prefer LaPorsha Renae over Sonika Vaid
12
12 voters have an equal preference for LaPorsha Renae and Sonika Vaid
55
55 voters prefer Sonika Vaid over LaPorsha Renae
X = LaPorsha Renae
Y = MacKenzie Bourg
84
84 voters prefer LaPorsha Renae over MacKenzie Bourg
14
14 voters have an equal preference for LaPorsha Renae and MacKenzie Bourg
56
56 voters prefer MacKenzie Bourg over LaPorsha Renae
X = LaPorsha Renae
Y = Tristan McIntosh
98
98 voters prefer LaPorsha Renae over Tristan McIntosh
6
6 voters have an equal preference for LaPorsha Renae and Tristan McIntosh
50
50 voters prefer Tristan McIntosh over LaPorsha Renae
X = Trent Harmon
Y = Dalton Rapattoni
80
80 voters prefer Trent Harmon over Dalton Rapattoni
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Trent Harmon over Dalton Rapattoni
62
62 voters prefer Dalton Rapattoni over Trent Harmon
X = Trent Harmon
Y = Sonika Vaid
86
86 voters prefer Trent Harmon over Sonika Vaid
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Trent Harmon over Sonika Vaid
56
56 voters prefer Sonika Vaid over Trent Harmon
X = Trent Harmon
Y = MacKenzie Bourg
87
87 voters prefer Trent Harmon over MacKenzie Bourg
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Trent Harmon over MacKenzie Bourg
53
53 voters prefer MacKenzie Bourg over Trent Harmon
X = Trent Harmon
Y = Tristan McIntosh
101
101 voters prefer Trent Harmon over Tristan McIntosh
8
8 voters have an equal preference for Trent Harmon over Tristan McIntosh
45
45 voters prefer Tristan McIntosh over Trent Harmon
X = Dalton Rapattoni
Y = Sonika Vaid
73
73 voters prefer Dalton Rapattoni over Sonika Vaid
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Dalton Rapattoni over Sonika Vaid
72
72 voters prefer Sonika Vaid over Dalton Rapattoni
X = Dalton Rapattoni
Y = MacKenzie Bourg
87
87 voters prefer Dalton Rapattoni over MacKenzie Bourg
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Dalton Rapattoni and MacKenzie Bourg
54
54 voters prefer MacKenzie Bourg over Dalton Rapattoni
X = Dalton Rapattoni
Y = Tristan McIntosh
81
81 voters prefer Dalton Rapattoni over Tristan McIntosh
7
7 voters have an equal preference for Dalton Rapattoni over Tristan McIntosh
66
66 voters prefer Tristan McIntosh over Dalton Rapattoni
X = Sonika Vaid
Y = MacKenzie Bourg
73
73 voters prefer Sonika Vaid over MacKenzie Bourg
11
11 voters have an equal preference for Sonika Vaid and MacKenzie Bourg
70
70 voters prefer MacKenzie Bourg over Sonika Vaid
X = Sonika Vaid
Y = Tristan McIntosh
85
85 voters prefer Sonika Vaid over Tristan McIntosh
6
6 voters have an equal preference for Sonika Vaid and Tristan McIntosh
63
63 voters prefer Tristan McIntosh over Sonika Vaid
X = MacKenzie Bourg
Y = Tristan McIntosh
82
82 voters prefer MacKenzie Bourg over Tristan McIntosh
7
7 voters have an equal preference for MacKenzie Bourg over Tristan McIntosh
65
65 voters prefer Tristan McIntosh over MacKenzie Bourg
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 1,262
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 720
First sequence:
  1. LaPorsha Renae
  2. Sonika Vaid
  3. Tristan McIntosh
  4. Dalton Rapattoni
  5. MacKenzie Bourg
  6. Trent Harmon
Last sequence:
  1. Trent Harmon
  2. MacKenzie Bourg
  3. Dalton Rapattoni
  4. Tristan McIntosh
  5. Sonika Vaid
  6. LaPorsha Renae
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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&6,5,3,4 x1
  • 1,2&3&4&5&6 x1
  • 1,2&3,4&5&6 x1
  • 1,2,3&4&5&6 x1
  • 1,2,3,6,5,4 x1
  • 1,2,5,6,4,3 x1
  • 1,2,6,3,5,4 x1
  • 1,2,6,5,3,4 x1
  • 1,2,6,5,4,3 x1
  • 1,3,6,2,4,5 x1
  • 1,4,3,2,6,5 x1
  • 1,4,5,6,2,3 x1
  • 1,4,5,6,3,2 x1
  • 1,4,6,3,2,5 x1
  • 1,5,3,4,2,6 x1
  • 1,5,4,6,3,2 x1
  • 1,6,2,3,4,5 x2
  • 1,6,2,3,5,4 x4
  • 1,6,2,4,5,3 x1
  • 1,6,3,2,5,4 x2
  • 1,6,3,4,5,2 x1
  • 1,6,4,2,3,5 x1
  • 1,6,4,2,5,3 x1
  • 1,6,4,3,5,2 x1
  • 1,6,4,5,2,3 x1
  • 1,6,5,2,3,4 x2
  • 1,6,5,3,2,4 x2
  • 1,6,5,4,2,3 x1
  • 2,1&3&4&5&6 x2
  • 2,1,4&5,3&6 x1
  • 2,1,4,5,6,3 x2
  • 2,1,4,6,5,3 x1
  • 2,1,6,3,4,5 x1
  • 2,1,6,5,3&4 x1
  • 2,1,6,5,3,4 x2
  • 2,1,6,5,4,3 x1
  • 2,3,1,4,6,5 x2
  • 2,3,4,1,5,6 x1
  • 2,3,4,1,6,5 x1
  • 2,3,5,1,4,6 x1
  • 2,4,3,1&5&6 x1
  • 2,4,3,1,5,6 x1
  • 2,4,3,1,6,5 x2
  • 2,4,5,1,6,3 x2
  • 2,4,5,6,1,3 x1
  • 2,4,5,6,3,1 x2
  • 2,5,1,3,6,4 x2
  • 2,6,1,3,5,4 x2
  • 2,6,3,1,5,4 x1
  • 3,1&2&4&5&6 x6
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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