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Poll title:

     American Idol, Season 13, Top 11    

Question (number 1) title:

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

The most preferred and most representative choice is:

    Caleb Johnson

Overall popularity ranking:

     
Popularity Choice VoteFair
ranking
score
Traditional
vote count

(for comparison)
First-most popular Caleb Johnson  Ranking score is 65 for Caleb Johnson 34 voters marked Caleb Johnson as their first choice
Second-most popular Jena Irene  Ranking score is 55 for Jena Irene 37 voters marked Jena Irene as their first choice
Third-most popular Alex Preston  Ranking score is 49 for Alex Preston 34 voters marked Alex Preston as their first choice
Fourth-most popular Jessica Meuse  Ranking score is 41 for Jessica Meuse 17 voters marked Jessica Meuse as their first choice
Fifth-most popular CJ Harris  Ranking score is 33 for CJ Harris 13 voters marked CJ Harris as their first choice
Sixth-most popular Sam Woolf  Ranking score is 28 for Sam Woolf 26 voters marked Sam Woolf as their first choice
Seventh-most popular Majesty Rose  Ranking score is 22 for Majesty Rose 18 voters marked Majesty Rose as their first choice
Eighth-most popular Dexter Roberts  Ranking score is 16 for Dexter Roberts 7 voters marked Dexter Roberts as their first choice
Ninth-most popular Malaya Watson  Ranking score is 10 for Malaya Watson 8 voters marked Malaya Watson as their first choice
Tenth-most popular Ben Briley  Ranking score is 5 for Ben Briley 2 voters marked Ben Briley as their first choice
11th-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:

Caleb Johnson

Second-most representative choice is:

Jena Irene

Third-most representative choice is:

Alex Preston

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 Caleb Johnson
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 : Ben Briley)
Majority None of the choices has won a majority (more than half) the votes.

(8 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Plurality Jena Irene

(8 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice as the most-preferred choice.)
Condorcet Caleb Johnson
Borda count Caleb Johnson
(38 ballots ignored because they rank more than one choice at the same preference level.)

Details of plurality results

  
Choice Vote count Percentage
Jena Irene 37 18 37 voters marked Jena Irene as their first choice
Caleb Johnson 34 17 34 voters marked Caleb Johnson as their first choice
Alex Preston 34 17 34 voters marked Alex Preston as their first choice
Sam Woolf 26 13 26 voters marked Sam Woolf as their first choice
Majesty Rose 18 9 18 voters marked Majesty Rose as their first choice
Jessica Meuse 17 8 17 voters marked Jessica Meuse as their first choice
CJ Harris 13 6 13 voters marked CJ Harris as their first choice
Malaya Watson 8 4 8 voters marked Malaya Watson as their first choice
MK Nobilette 7 3 7 voters marked MK Nobilette as their first choice
Dexter Roberts 7 3 7 voters marked Dexter Roberts as their first choice
Ben Briley 2 1 2 voters marked Ben Briley as their first choice
(8 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: 211
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 = Caleb Johnson
Y = Jena Irene
106
106 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Jena Irene
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene
93
93 voters prefer Jena Irene over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Alex Preston
109
109 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Alex Preston
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson over Alex Preston
84
84 voters prefer Alex Preston over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Jessica Meuse
130
130 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Jessica Meuse
12
12 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Jessica Meuse
69
69 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = CJ Harris
137
137 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over CJ Harris
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and CJ Harris
56
56 voters prefer CJ Harris over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Sam Woolf
127
127 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Sam Woolf
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Sam Woolf
69
69 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Majesty Rose
133
133 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Majesty Rose
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Majesty Rose
65
65 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Dexter Roberts
147
147 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Dexter Roberts
21
21 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Dexter Roberts
43
43 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Malaya Watson
157
157 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Malaya Watson
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and Malaya Watson
38
38 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = Ben Briley
161
161 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over Ben Briley
19
19 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson over Ben Briley
31
31 voters prefer Ben Briley over Caleb Johnson
X = Caleb Johnson
Y = MK Nobilette
154
154 voters prefer Caleb Johnson over MK Nobilette
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Caleb Johnson and MK Nobilette
44
44 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Caleb Johnson
X = Jena Irene
Y = Alex Preston
102
102 voters prefer Jena Irene over Alex Preston
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Alex Preston
95
95 voters prefer Alex Preston over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Jessica Meuse
126
126 voters prefer Jena Irene over Jessica Meuse
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and Jessica Meuse
72
72 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = CJ Harris
125
125 voters prefer Jena Irene over CJ Harris
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over CJ Harris
70
70 voters prefer CJ Harris over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Sam Woolf
119
119 voters prefer Jena Irene over Sam Woolf
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Sam Woolf
77
77 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Majesty Rose
126
126 voters prefer Jena Irene over Majesty Rose
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and Majesty Rose
70
70 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Dexter Roberts
130
130 voters prefer Jena Irene over Dexter Roberts
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Dexter Roberts
65
65 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Malaya Watson
147
147 voters prefer Jena Irene over Malaya Watson
19
19 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and Malaya Watson
45
45 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = Ben Briley
143
143 voters prefer Jena Irene over Ben Briley
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene over Ben Briley
52
52 voters prefer Ben Briley over Jena Irene
X = Jena Irene
Y = MK Nobilette
148
148 voters prefer Jena Irene over MK Nobilette
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Jena Irene and MK Nobilette
50
50 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Jena Irene
X = Alex Preston
Y = Jessica Meuse
114
114 voters prefer Alex Preston over Jessica Meuse
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Jessica Meuse
82
82 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = CJ Harris
119
119 voters prefer Alex Preston over CJ Harris
19
19 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and CJ Harris
73
73 voters prefer CJ Harris over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Sam Woolf
116
116 voters prefer Alex Preston over Sam Woolf
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Sam Woolf
78
78 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Majesty Rose
124
124 voters prefer Alex Preston over Majesty Rose
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Majesty Rose
71
71 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Dexter Roberts
135
135 voters prefer Alex Preston over Dexter Roberts
19
19 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Dexter Roberts
57
57 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Malaya Watson
140
140 voters prefer Alex Preston over Malaya Watson
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Malaya Watson
53
53 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = Ben Briley
147
147 voters prefer Alex Preston over Ben Briley
20
20 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and Ben Briley
44
44 voters prefer Ben Briley over Alex Preston
X = Alex Preston
Y = MK Nobilette
145
145 voters prefer Alex Preston over MK Nobilette
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Alex Preston and MK Nobilette
52
52 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Alex Preston
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = CJ Harris
110
110 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over CJ Harris
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse over CJ Harris
87
87 voters prefer CJ Harris over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Sam Woolf
108
108 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Sam Woolf
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse over Sam Woolf
90
90 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Majesty Rose
110
110 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Majesty Rose
13
13 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse and Majesty Rose
88
88 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Dexter Roberts
125
125 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Dexter Roberts
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse over Dexter Roberts
72
72 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Malaya Watson
142
142 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Malaya Watson
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse and Malaya Watson
55
55 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = Ben Briley
138
138 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over Ben Briley
14
14 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse over Ben Briley
59
59 voters prefer Ben Briley over Jessica Meuse
X = Jessica Meuse
Y = MK Nobilette
138
138 voters prefer Jessica Meuse over MK Nobilette
9
9 voters have an equal preference for Jessica Meuse and MK Nobilette
64
64 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Jessica Meuse
X = CJ Harris
Y = Sam Woolf
97
97 voters prefer CJ Harris over Sam Woolf
18
18 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and Sam Woolf
96
96 voters prefer Sam Woolf over CJ Harris
X = CJ Harris
Y = Majesty Rose
106
106 voters prefer CJ Harris over Majesty Rose
18
18 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and Majesty Rose
87
87 voters prefer Majesty Rose over CJ Harris
X = CJ Harris
Y = Dexter Roberts
114
114 voters prefer CJ Harris over Dexter Roberts
24
24 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and Dexter Roberts
73
73 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over CJ Harris
X = CJ Harris
Y = Malaya Watson
128
128 voters prefer CJ Harris over Malaya Watson
21
21 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and Malaya Watson
62
62 voters prefer Malaya Watson over CJ Harris
X = CJ Harris
Y = Ben Briley
123
123 voters prefer CJ Harris over Ben Briley
23
23 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris over Ben Briley
65
65 voters prefer Ben Briley over CJ Harris
X = CJ Harris
Y = MK Nobilette
136
136 voters prefer CJ Harris over MK Nobilette
19
19 voters have an equal preference for CJ Harris and MK Nobilette
56
56 voters prefer MK Nobilette over CJ Harris
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Majesty Rose
106
106 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Majesty Rose
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose
89
89 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Dexter Roberts
112
112 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Dexter Roberts
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf over Dexter Roberts
81
81 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Malaya Watson
120
120 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Malaya Watson
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and Malaya Watson
73
73 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = Ben Briley
136
136 voters prefer Sam Woolf over Ben Briley
19
19 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf over Ben Briley
56
56 voters prefer Ben Briley over Sam Woolf
X = Sam Woolf
Y = MK Nobilette
119
119 voters prefer Sam Woolf over MK Nobilette
15
15 voters have an equal preference for Sam Woolf and MK Nobilette
77
77 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Sam Woolf
X = Majesty Rose
Y = Dexter Roberts
102
102 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Dexter Roberts
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose over Dexter Roberts
92
92 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Majesty Rose
X = Majesty Rose
Y = Malaya Watson
120
120 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Malaya Watson
23
23 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose and Malaya Watson
68
68 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Majesty Rose
X = Majesty Rose
Y = Ben Briley
116
116 voters prefer Majesty Rose over Ben Briley
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose over Ben Briley
77
77 voters prefer Ben Briley over Majesty Rose
X = Majesty Rose
Y = MK Nobilette
126
126 voters prefer Majesty Rose over MK Nobilette
16
16 voters have an equal preference for Majesty Rose and MK Nobilette
69
69 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Majesty Rose
X = Dexter Roberts
Y = Malaya Watson
109
109 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Malaya Watson
22
22 voters have an equal preference for Dexter Roberts and Malaya Watson
80
80 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Dexter Roberts
X = Dexter Roberts
Y = Ben Briley
109
109 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over Ben Briley
25
25 voters have an equal preference for Dexter Roberts over Ben Briley
77
77 voters prefer Ben Briley over Dexter Roberts
X = Dexter Roberts
Y = MK Nobilette
115
115 voters prefer Dexter Roberts over MK Nobilette
18
18 voters have an equal preference for Dexter Roberts and MK Nobilette
78
78 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Dexter Roberts
X = Malaya Watson
Y = Ben Briley
95
95 voters prefer Malaya Watson over Ben Briley
22
22 voters have an equal preference for Malaya Watson over Ben Briley
94
94 voters prefer Ben Briley over Malaya Watson
X = Malaya Watson
Y = MK Nobilette
112
112 voters prefer Malaya Watson over MK Nobilette
19
19 voters have an equal preference for Malaya Watson and MK Nobilette
80
80 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Malaya Watson
X = Ben Briley
Y = MK Nobilette
105
105 voters prefer Ben Briley over MK Nobilette
17
17 voters have an equal preference for Ben Briley and MK Nobilette
89
89 voters prefer MK Nobilette over Ben Briley
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is: 6,844
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties): 39,916,800
First sequence:
  1. Alex Preston
  2. Ben Briley
  3. Caleb Johnson
  4. CJ Harris
  5. Dexter Roberts
  6. Sam Woolf
  7. Jena Irene
  8. Jessica Meuse
  9. Majesty Rose
  10. Malaya Watson
  11. 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. Ben Briley
  11. 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&11 x2
  • 1&8,3&5,6,7,4,2,11,9&10 x1
  • 1,11,3,4,6,7,9,2,8,5,10 x1
  • 1,11,9,4,6,7,8,10,3,5,2 x1
  • 1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,8&9 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 x1
  • 1,2,3,4,5,8,11,6,7,9,10 x1
  • 1,2,7,11,6,9,10,5,4,3,8 x1
  • 1,3,11,5,8,9,7,10,4,6,2 x1
  • 1,3,11,8,4,5,2,6,10,9,7 x1
  • 1,3,2,5,4,6,11,10,9,8,7 x1
  • 1,3,6,2,8,5,7,9&10,4,11 x1
  • 1,3,7,4,10,11,5&8,6,2,9 x1
  • 1,3,7,9,10,4,8,11,6,5,2 x1
  • 1,3,8,10,2,6,9,5,7,4&11 x1
  • 1,3,8,9,5,4,6,2,10,7,11 x1
  • 1,3,9,6,7,5,2,8,4,10,11 x1
  • 1,3,9,7,10,4,6,2,11,8,5 x1
  • 1,4,7,6,3,10,8,5,2,11,9 x1
  • 1,4,9,3,7,6,5,2,11,10,8 x1
  • 1,5,7,3,2,11,4,6,9,8,10 x1
  • 1,6,2,8,7,5,4,3,9,10,11 x1
  • 1,6,5,3,2,7,4,9,8,10,11 x1
  • 1,6,7,8,9,5,3,2,4,11,10 x1
  • 1,7,6,3,2,11,8,5,4,10,9 x1
  • 1,7,6,3,2,4,5,8,11,10,9 x1
  • 1,7,8,3,4,5,6,10,9,2,11 x1
  • 1,7,8,6,9,2,5,4,3,11,10 x1
  • 1,7,9,3,4,5,6,8,10,11,2 x1
  • 1,8,3,4,5,6,9,10,7,2,11 x1
  • 1,8,4,3,9,10,11,7,6,5,2 x1
  • 1,9,2,11,7,8,6,4,3,10,5 x1
  • 1,9,3,2,8,7,6,5,4,11,10 x1
  • 1,9,3,8,7,2,4,10,5,11,6 x1
  • 1,9,4,8,3,10,11,2,7,5,6 x1
  • 10,1,6,9,11,3,8,5,4,7,2 x1
  • 10,1,7,4,3,9,8,6,5,11,2 x1
  • 10,3,9,4,6,2,1,7,5,11,8 x1
  • 10,5,3,11,9,4,8,2,6,7,1 x1
  • 10,5,4,7,3,2,8,9,11,1,6 x1
  • 10,7,3,5,8,4,2,9,1,6,11 x1
  • 10,7,4,11,3,1,2,6,5,8,9 x1
  • 10,9,7,5,8,4,1,6,3,2,11 x1
  • 11,1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10 x2
  • 11,10,3,4,6,7,9,1,8,5,2 x1
  • 11,4,3,1,8,7,10,5,6,2,9 x1
  • 11,4,7,1,3,10,9,8,6,5,2 x1
  • 11,7,3,10,9,8,1,2,4,6,5 x1
  • 11,9,3,7,8,6,1,2,10,4,5 x1
  • [Remaining ballots not listed]

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