
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006April12 22:49
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 8
Question (number
1) title:
Who is your favorite 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:
277 
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 
180

17

80

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
217

18

42

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
198

17

62

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
211

15

51

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bucky Covington 
207

6

64

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Paris Bennett 
232

15

30

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Ace Young 
228

15

34

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
145

34

98

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
153

38

86

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
187

38

52

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bucky Covington 
166

29

82

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Paris Bennett 
192

39

46

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Ace Young 
198

38

41

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Katharine McPhee 
126

37

114

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
167

38

72

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bucky Covington 
168

29

80

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Paris Bennett 
186

36

55

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Ace Young 
191

38

48

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
156

43

78

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Bucky Covington 
149

33

95

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Paris Bennett 
170

40

67

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Ace Young 
179

41

57

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Bucky Covington 
128

33

116

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Paris Bennett 
137

41

99

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Ace Young 
156

44

77

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Paris Bennett 
134

31

112

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Ace Young 
162

35

80

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Ace Young 
143

42

92
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
4,866 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
40,320 
First sequence:

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Paris Bennett

Ace Young

Bucky Covington

Chris Daughtry

Elliott Yamin

Taylor Hicks

Last sequence:

Taylor Hicks

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Bucky Covington

Ace Young

Paris Bennett

Kellie Pickler

Katharine McPhee


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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 x3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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