
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006March16 22:43
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 12
Question (number
1) title:
Who is your favorite American Idol singer?

VoteFair
representation
Ranking 

Firstmost representative choice is: 
Chris Daughtry 
Secondmost representative choice is: 
Taylor Hicks 
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:
141 
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 =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Taylor Hicks 
67

16

58

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
62

20

59

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Mandisa 
92

16

33

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
80

18

43

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
98

16

27

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
96

15

30

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Ace Young 
101

16

24

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Paris Bennett 
96

16

29

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bucky Covington 
107

14

20

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
103

17

21

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
118

15

8

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
77

17

47

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Mandisa 
95

13

33

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
88

16

37

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
91

12

38

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
100

13

28

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Ace Young 
103

13

25

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Paris Bennett 
103

12

26

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bucky Covington 
110

11

20

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
106

13

22

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
118

12

11

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Mandisa 
87

17

37

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
86

21

34

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
87

20

34

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
100

17

24

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Ace Young 
97

19

25

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Paris Bennett 
96

17

28

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Bucky Covington 
101

19

21

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
105

19

17

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
113

17

11

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
65

17

59

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
65

16

60

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
86

17

38

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Ace Young 
72

21

48

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Paris Bennett 
84

17

40

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Bucky Covington 
85

15

41

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
96

20

25

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
102

17

22

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
63

23

55

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
70

18

53

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Ace Young 
74

23

44

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Paris Bennett 
74

18

49

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Bucky Covington 
90

17

34

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
92

21

28

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
103

20

18

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
80

19

42

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Ace Young 
71

23

47

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Paris Bennett 
72

20

49

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bucky Covington 
81

17

43

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
93

20

28

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
109

18

14

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Ace Young 
62

22

57

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Paris Bennett 
60

20

61

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Bucky Covington 
71

17

53

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
84

20

37

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
100

20

21

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Paris Bennett 
63

18

60

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Bucky Covington 
77

19

45

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
85

21

35

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
100

20

21

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Bucky Covington 
73

19

49

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
86

22

33

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
99

19

23

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Melissa McGhee 
76

18

47

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
90

18

33

X =
Melissa McGhee
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
72

27

42
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
5,808 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
479,001,600 
First sequence:

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Lisa Tucker

Mandisa

Melissa McGhee

Paris Bennett

Ace Young

Bucky Covington

Chris Daughtry

Elliott Yamin

Kevin Corvais

Taylor Hicks

Last sequence:

Taylor Hicks

Kevin Corvais

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Bucky Covington

Ace Young

Paris Bennett

Melissa McGhee

Mandisa

Lisa Tucker

Kellie Pickler

Katharine McPhee


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Copyright 2006 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&12,2&7,8,5,6,3,9,10,11,4 x1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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