
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006March9 23:57
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 16
Question (number
2) title:
Who is your favorite male 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:
117 
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 
47

24

46

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
68

27

22

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Ace Young 
71

28

18

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bucky Covington 
79

21

17

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
86

24

7

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
83

22

12

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Will Makar 
81

27

9

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
67

23

27

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Ace Young 
68

25

24

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bucky Covington 
79

19

19

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
80

24

13

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
80

20

17

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Will Makar 
79

25

13

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Ace Young 
48

29

40

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bucky Covington 
61

26

30

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
70

32

15

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
73

25

19

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Will Makar 
74

30

13

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Bucky Covington 
53

27

37

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
67

30

20

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
72

24

21

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Will Makar 
69

31

17

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Gedeon McKinney 
56

27

34

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
63

24

30

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Will Makar 
62

28

27

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
48

30

39

X =
Gedeon McKinney
Y =
Will Makar 
44

34

39

X =
Kevin Corvais
Y =
Will Makar 
48

28

41
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
1,876 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
40,320 
First sequence:

Ace Young

Bucky Covington

Chris Daughtry

Elliott Yamin

Gedeon McKinney

Kevin Corvais

Taylor Hicks

Will Makar

Last sequence:

Will Makar

Taylor Hicks

Kevin Corvais

Gedeon McKinney

Elliott Yamin

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 x10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2,1&3&4&5&6&7&8 x4

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

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

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

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

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

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

3&6,1&2&4&5&7&8 x2

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

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

3,1&2&4&5&6&7&8 x2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3,7,1,4,2,8,6,5 x3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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