
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006March2 23:57
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 20
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: 
Chris Daughtry 
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:
183 
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 =
Chris Daughtry 
98

30

55

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Ace Young 
107

25

51

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
122

31

30

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bucky Covington 
128

29

26

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Will Makar 
136

28

19

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
137

29

17

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
David Radford 
137

30

16

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
142

30

11

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
137

28

18

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Ace Young 
87

51

45

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
88

63

32

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bucky Covington 
104

58

21

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Will Makar 
110

54

19

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
111

57

15

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
David Radford 
106

58

19

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
114

58

11

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
111

56

16

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
75

52

56

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Bucky Covington 
91

51

41

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Will Makar 
101

53

29

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
105

55

23

X =
Ace Young
Y =
David Radford 
111

56

16

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
112

53

18

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
109

51

23

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bucky Covington 
74

63

46

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Will Makar 
81

62

40

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
88

65

30

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
David Radford 
87

68

28

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
91

67

25

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
95

62

26

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Will Makar 
68

63

52

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
71

68

44

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
David Radford 
78

68

37

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
80

66

37

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
80

62

41

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
65

71

47

X =
Will Makar
Y =
David Radford 
78

71

34

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
69

68

46

X =
Will Makar
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
74

63

46

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
David Radford 
60

75

48

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
63

70

50

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
60

69

54

X =
David Radford
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
58

72

53

X =
David Radford
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
58

69

56

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Jose "Sway" Penala 
64

68

51
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
4,221 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
3,628,800 
First sequence:

Ace Young

Bucky Covington

Chris Daughtry

David Radford

Elliott Yamin

Gedeon McKinney

Jose "Sway" Penala

Kevin Corvais

Taylor Hicks

Will Makar

Last sequence:

Will Makar

Taylor Hicks

Kevin Corvais

Jose "Sway" Penala

Gedeon McKinney

Elliott Yamin

David Radford

Chris Daughtry

Bucky Covington

Ace Young


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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 x15

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

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

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

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

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

1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10 x5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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