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Poll title:

     American Idol, Season 12, Top 10    

Question (number 1) title:

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

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Angie Miller

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular Angie Miller  Ranking score is 72 for Angie Miller 118 voters marked Angie Miller as their first choice
Second-most popular Candice Glover  Ranking score is 62 for Candice Glover 74 voters marked Candice Glover as their first choice
Third-most popular Kree Harrison  Ranking score is 57 for Kree Harrison 63 voters marked Kree Harrison as their first choice
Fourth-most popular Amber Holcomb  Ranking score is 42 for Amber Holcomb 31 voters marked Amber Holcomb as their first choice
Fifth-most popular Devin Velez  Ranking score is 30 for Devin Velez 16 voters marked Devin Velez as their first choice
Sixth-most popular Janelle Arthur  Ranking score is 24 for Janelle Arthur 9 voters marked Janelle Arthur as their first choice
Seventh-most popular Burnell Taylor  Ranking score is 18 for Burnell Taylor 10 voters marked Burnell Taylor as their first choice
Eighth-most popular Paul Jolley  Ranking score is 11 for Paul Jolley 7 voters marked Paul Jolley as their first choice
Ninth-most popular Lazaro Arbos  Ranking score is 6 for Lazaro Arbos 16 voters marked Lazaro Arbos as their first choice
Tenth-most popular Curtis Finch, Jr.  Ranking score is 0 for Curtis Finch, Jr. 5 voters marked Curtis Finch, Jr. as their first choice

VoteFair representation Ranking

  

First-most representative choice is:

Angie Miller

Second-most representative choice is:

Candice Glover

Third-most representative choice is:

Kree Harrison

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 Angie Miller
Instant runoff Angie Miller
(8 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 : Curtis Finch, Jr.)
Majority None of the choices has won a majority (more than half) the votes.

(20 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality Angie Miller

(20 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Condorcet Angie Miller
Borda count Angie Miller
(70 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice at the same preference level.)

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
Angie Miller 118 34 118 voters marked Angie Miller as their first choice
Candice Glover 74 21 74 voters marked Candice Glover as their first choice
Kree Harrison 63 18 63 voters marked Kree Harrison as their first choice
Amber Holcomb 31 9 31 voters marked Amber Holcomb as their first choice
Lazaro Arbos 16 5 16 voters marked Lazaro Arbos as their first choice
Devin Velez 16 5 16 voters marked Devin Velez as their first choice
Burnell Taylor 10 3 10 voters marked Burnell Taylor as their first choice
Janelle Arthur 9 3 9 voters marked Janelle Arthur as their first choice
Paul Jolley 7 2 7 voters marked Paul Jolley as their first choice
Curtis Finch, Jr. 5 1 5 voters marked Curtis Finch, Jr. as their first choice
(20 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: 369
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 = Angie Miller
Y = Candice Glover
193
193 voters prefer Angie Miller over Candice Glover
20
20 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Candice Glover
156
156 voters prefer Candice Glover over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Kree Harrison
205
205 voters prefer Angie Miller over Kree Harrison
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Kree Harrison
148
148 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Amber Holcomb
244
244 voters prefer Angie Miller over Amber Holcomb
24
24 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller over Amber Holcomb
101
101 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Devin Velez
266
266 voters prefer Angie Miller over Devin Velez
28
28 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Devin Velez
75
75 voters prefer Devin Velez over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Janelle Arthur
292
292 voters prefer Angie Miller over Janelle Arthur
28
28 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur
49
49 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Burnell Taylor
286
286 voters prefer Angie Miller over Burnell Taylor
28
28 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Burnell Taylor
55
55 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Paul Jolley
307
307 voters prefer Angie Miller over Paul Jolley
25
25 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Paul Jolley
37
37 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Lazaro Arbos
297
297 voters prefer Angie Miller over Lazaro Arbos
23
23 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Lazaro Arbos
49
49 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Angie Miller
X = Angie Miller
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
300
300 voters prefer Angie Miller over Curtis Finch, Jr.
26
26 voters have an equal preference for Angie Miller and Curtis Finch, Jr.
43
43 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Angie Miller
X = Candice Glover
Y = Kree Harrison
174
174 voters prefer Candice Glover over Kree Harrison
32
32 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Kree Harrison
163
163 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Amber Holcomb
237
237 voters prefer Candice Glover over Amber Holcomb
38
38 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover over Amber Holcomb
94
94 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Devin Velez
272
272 voters prefer Candice Glover over Devin Velez
34
34 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Devin Velez
63
63 voters prefer Devin Velez over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Janelle Arthur
254
254 voters prefer Candice Glover over Janelle Arthur
31
31 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Janelle Arthur
84
84 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Burnell Taylor
273
273 voters prefer Candice Glover over Burnell Taylor
36
36 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover over Burnell Taylor
60
60 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Paul Jolley
286
286 voters prefer Candice Glover over Paul Jolley
35
35 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Paul Jolley
48
48 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Lazaro Arbos
273
273 voters prefer Candice Glover over Lazaro Arbos
32
32 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Lazaro Arbos
64
64 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Candice Glover
X = Candice Glover
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
296
296 voters prefer Candice Glover over Curtis Finch, Jr.
34
34 voters have an equal preference for Candice Glover and Curtis Finch, Jr.
39
39 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Candice Glover
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Amber Holcomb
231
231 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Amber Holcomb
32
32 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Amber Holcomb
106
106 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Devin Velez
262
262 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Devin Velez
32
32 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Devin Velez
75
75 voters prefer Devin Velez over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Janelle Arthur
271
271 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Janelle Arthur
30
30 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Janelle Arthur
68
68 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Burnell Taylor
279
279 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Burnell Taylor
33
33 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Burnell Taylor
57
57 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Paul Jolley
287
287 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Paul Jolley
31
31 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison and Paul Jolley
51
51 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Lazaro Arbos
281
281 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Lazaro Arbos
27
27 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison and Lazaro Arbos
61
61 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Kree Harrison
X = Kree Harrison
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
290
290 voters prefer Kree Harrison over Curtis Finch, Jr.
31
31 voters have an equal preference for Kree Harrison over Curtis Finch, Jr.
48
48 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Kree Harrison
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Devin Velez
215
215 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Devin Velez
41
41 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Devin Velez
113
113 voters prefer Devin Velez over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Janelle Arthur
215
215 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Janelle Arthur
39
39 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Janelle Arthur
115
115 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Burnell Taylor
234
234 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Burnell Taylor
46
46 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Burnell Taylor
89
89 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Paul Jolley
243
243 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Paul Jolley
43
43 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Paul Jolley
83
83 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Lazaro Arbos
230
230 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Lazaro Arbos
37
37 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Lazaro Arbos
102
102 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Amber Holcomb
X = Amber Holcomb
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
266
266 voters prefer Amber Holcomb over Curtis Finch, Jr.
45
45 voters have an equal preference for Amber Holcomb and Curtis Finch, Jr.
58
58 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Amber Holcomb
X = Devin Velez
Y = Janelle Arthur
175
175 voters prefer Devin Velez over Janelle Arthur
41
41 voters have an equal preference for Devin Velez and Janelle Arthur
153
153 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Devin Velez
X = Devin Velez
Y = Burnell Taylor
173
173 voters prefer Devin Velez over Burnell Taylor
46
46 voters have an equal preference for Devin Velez over Burnell Taylor
150
150 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Devin Velez
X = Devin Velez
Y = Paul Jolley
208
208 voters prefer Devin Velez over Paul Jolley
46
46 voters have an equal preference for Devin Velez and Paul Jolley
115
115 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Devin Velez
X = Devin Velez
Y = Lazaro Arbos
207
207 voters prefer Devin Velez over Lazaro Arbos
39
39 voters have an equal preference for Devin Velez and Lazaro Arbos
123
123 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Devin Velez
X = Devin Velez
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
232
232 voters prefer Devin Velez over Curtis Finch, Jr.
44
44 voters have an equal preference for Devin Velez over Curtis Finch, Jr.
93
93 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Devin Velez
X = Janelle Arthur
Y = Burnell Taylor
169
169 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Burnell Taylor
40
40 voters have an equal preference for Janelle Arthur over Burnell Taylor
160
160 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Janelle Arthur
X = Janelle Arthur
Y = Paul Jolley
192
192 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Paul Jolley
42
42 voters have an equal preference for Janelle Arthur and Paul Jolley
135
135 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Janelle Arthur
X = Janelle Arthur
Y = Lazaro Arbos
207
207 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Lazaro Arbos
35
35 voters have an equal preference for Janelle Arthur and Lazaro Arbos
127
127 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Janelle Arthur
X = Janelle Arthur
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
230
230 voters prefer Janelle Arthur over Curtis Finch, Jr.
37
37 voters have an equal preference for Janelle Arthur over Curtis Finch, Jr.
102
102 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Janelle Arthur
X = Burnell Taylor
Y = Paul Jolley
177
177 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Paul Jolley
46
46 voters have an equal preference for Burnell Taylor and Paul Jolley
146
146 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Burnell Taylor
X = Burnell Taylor
Y = Lazaro Arbos
196
196 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Lazaro Arbos
41
41 voters have an equal preference for Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos
132
132 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Burnell Taylor
X = Burnell Taylor
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
227
227 voters prefer Burnell Taylor over Curtis Finch, Jr.
47
47 voters have an equal preference for Burnell Taylor and Curtis Finch, Jr.
95
95 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Burnell Taylor
X = Paul Jolley
Y = Lazaro Arbos
168
168 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Lazaro Arbos
45
45 voters have an equal preference for Paul Jolley over Lazaro Arbos
156
156 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Paul Jolley
X = Paul Jolley
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
195
195 voters prefer Paul Jolley over Curtis Finch, Jr.
46
46 voters have an equal preference for Paul Jolley over Curtis Finch, Jr.
128
128 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Paul Jolley
X = Lazaro Arbos
Y = Curtis Finch, Jr.
196
196 voters prefer Lazaro Arbos over Curtis Finch, Jr.
40
40 voters have an equal preference for Lazaro Arbos over Curtis Finch, Jr.
133
133 voters prefer Curtis Finch, Jr. over Lazaro Arbos
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 10,711
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 3,628,800
First sequence:
  1. Amber Holcomb
  2. Angie Miller
  3. Burnell Taylor
  4. Candice Glover
  5. Curtis Finch, Jr.
  6. Devin Velez
  7. Janelle Arthur
  8. Kree Harrison
  9. Lazaro Arbos
  10. Paul Jolley
Last sequence:
  1. Paul Jolley
  2. Lazaro Arbos
  3. Kree Harrison
  4. Janelle Arthur
  5. Devin Velez
  6. Curtis Finch, Jr.
  7. Candice Glover
  8. Burnell Taylor
  9. Angie Miller
  10. Amber Holcomb
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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 x12
  • 1&2&3&4,7&8,5&6,9&10 x1
  • 1&4&8,2&5,3,7,9&10,6 x1
  • 1,10,2,4,7,8,3,6,9,5 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5&8,6&7&9&10 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 x2
  • 1,2,4,7,8,10,6,5,3,9 x1
  • 1,2,8,10,3,7,9,4,6,5 x1
  • 1,2,8,4,7,3,10,6,9,5 x1
  • 1,2,8,7,4,5,6,10,9,3 x1
  • 1,3,7,4,2,5,6,9,10,8 x1
  • 1,4,2,7,8,6,5,9,10,3 x1
  • 1,4,2,8,6,3,5,7,10,9 x1
  • 1,4,3,2,5,6,10,8,9,7 x1
  • 1,4,5,2,6,10,7,8,3,9 x1
  • 1,4,5,9,2&3&6&7&8&10 x1
  • 1,4,6,8,2,9,3,7,5,10 x1
  • 1,4,8,6,2,10,3,5,7,9 x1
  • 1,4,8,6,9,3,7,10,5,2 x1
  • 1,5,2,4,9,8,6,3,10,7 x1
  • 1,5,3,4,2,6,10,7,8,9 x1
  • 1,5,3,8,6,9,10,2,4,7 x1
  • 1,5,4,3,2,6,9,8,7,10 x1
  • 1,6,4,5,3,10,2,7,8,9 x1
  • 1,6,4,8,3,2,10,7,9,5 x1
  • 1,7,5,6,8,4,10,3,2,9 x1
  • 1,7,8,4,2,9,10,6,5,3 x1
  • 1,7,8,4,5,10,9,6,3,2 x1
  • 1,8,4,2,10,3,6,9,5,7 x1
  • 1,8,4,2,10,7,9,5,3,6 x1
  • 1,8,4,2,6,3,7,5,9,10 x1
  • 1,8,4,6,3,5,7,9,10,2 x1
  • 1,8,4,6,7,10,2&3&5&9 x1
  • 10,2,8,7,9,1,6,3,4,5 x1
  • 10,4,8,2,1,7,9,6,3,5 x1
  • 10,6,4,3,2,1,9,7,5,8 x1
  • 10,6,9,5,3,2,1,8,7,4 x1
  • 10,7,3,2,4,9,8,1,6,5 x1
  • 10,8,3,2,1,7,4,6,5,9 x1
  • 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 x1
  • 2&5,1&3&4&6&7&8&9&10 x1
  • 2&9,1&5&10,7,3,4,6&8 x1
  • 2,1&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10 x9
  • 2,1&3,4&8,5,6,7,9&10 x1
  • 2,1,3&8,4,7,5,6,10,9 x1
  • 2,1,3,8,4,6,7,10,9,5 x1
  • 2,1,4,3,5,6,8,7,9,10 x1
  • 2,1,4,6,5,10,9,8,3,7 x1
  • 2,1,4,7,10,3,8,6,5,9 x1
  • 2,1,4,8,3,6,7,10,5,9 x1
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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