DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 1    
------------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,270  (37.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,285  (23.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,172  (11.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB __________________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,515  (9.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _____________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,335  (4.9%) 
EEEEE __________________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,235  (4.5%) 
CCCCC __________________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,195  (4.4%) 
FFFFF __________________________________________________ :
Wilma Pang  952  (3.5%) 
IIII ___________________________________________________ :
Mark Quessey  204  (0.8%) 
_______________________________________________________ :
Write-in  35  (0.1%) 
K ______________________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-in Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Write-in) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
M
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2    
------------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,274  (37.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,285  (23.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,174  (11.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB __________________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,515  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _____________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,335  (4.9%) 
EEEEE __________________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,236  (4.5%) 
CCCCC __________________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,196  (4.4%) 
FFFFF __________________________________________________ :
Wilma Pang  952  (3.5%) 
IIII ___________________________________________________ :
Mark Quessey  204  (0.8%) 
J ______________________________________________________ :
None of these  27   
_______________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark Quessey Defeated
E M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Mark Quessey) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
------------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,307  (38.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,309  (23.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,203  (11.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB __________________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,520  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ____________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,356  (5.0%) 
EEEEEE _________________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,257  (4.6%) 
CCCCC __________________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,205  (4.4%) 
FFFFF __________________________________________________ :
Wilma Pang  984  (3.6%) 
IIII ___________________________________________________ :
None of these  57   
_______________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Wilma Pang Defeated
G H

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Wilma Pang) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4    
------------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,512  (38.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,400  (23.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,341  (12.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,779  (10.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ____________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,386  (5.1%) 
EEEEE __________________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,365  (5.1%) 
CCCCC __________________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,235  (4.6%) 
FFFFF __________________________________________________ :
None of these  180   
_______________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tony Gantner Defeated
B C D G M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Tony Gantner) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5    
------------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,800  (40.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,655  (24.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,572  (13.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,886  (10.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,466  (5.5%) 
EEEEEE _________________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,471  (5.5%) 
CCCCCC _________________________________________________ :
None of these  348   
M ______________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike DeNunzio Defeated
B C DD MM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Mike DeNunzio) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6    
----------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,919  (41.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  7,113  (26.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,715  (14.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  3,027  (11.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,650  (6.2%) 
CCCCCC _______________________________________________ :
None of these  774   
MMM __________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lynn Jefferson Defeated
BB D G H M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Lynn Jefferson) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7    
---------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  11,146  (42.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _______ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  7,423  (28.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________ :
Denise McCarthy  4,227  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  3,223  (12.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________________ :
None of these  1,179   
MMMMM _______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Claudine Cheng Defeated
BB DDD GGGGG MMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Claudine Cheng) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8    
--------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  12,348  (49.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  8,175  (32.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
Denise McCarthy  4,633  (18.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________________________________ :
None of these  2,042   
MMMMMMMM ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Denise McCarthy Defeated
DDDD GGGGG MMMMMMMMMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Denise McCarthy) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9    
---------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  13,582  (59.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGG
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  9,293  (40.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________ :
None of these  4,323   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________________
   
Results  
Joseph Alioto, Jr.Defeated 
David ChiuElected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

David Chiu has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 49.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 37.8% if only the first-round votes were used.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidate.

Rank Fraction of votes for winner
1st 75.2% 
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2nd 17.0% 
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3rd 7.9% 
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