The poll numbers are in, and the earns 10 points by being the top poll finisher. Arthur Murray had 30 votes or 39 percent of the total. The first place finisher gets 10 points in the contest.
The second place finisher is, which was right on Arthur Murray's heels with 27 votes or 35 percent of the total. That gives A Common Ground eight points in the contest.
Our third place finisher is , which earned 10 votes or 13 percent of the total. That gives Lori six points in the contest.
The poll results are only one part of the contest. Another important factor is customer reviews of a business.
Recent events must be taken into account. A Common Ground, our second place poll finisher has a five-star review by Kate Talbot. Here it is, "
My daughter and I love this dance studio. Jill, the owner, is very involved and caring. She runs a wide variety of programs from 3 year old ballet through to adult dance and fitness classes. My 4 year old has enjoyed both ballet and tap lessons, and we plan to keep her at this studio for years to come. Classes are relaxed, teachers are good at making things fun, while ensuring students learn and develop skills. Can't wait for the recital!"
That gives A Common Ground 10 points to add to its 8-point second place finish. With a total of 18 points, A Common Ground is ahead of Arthur Murray's total of 10 points.
Our third place poll finisher, Lori's Center Stage Dance Studio has no reviews, leaving it with six points.
The fourth place poll finisher, had five votes or 6 percent of the total, but again, no reviews. If it had a review, it would have ended up with 16 points and a third-place finish.
When the dust settled, A Common Ground is crowned the contest winner with 18 points, ahead of Arthur Murray's 10 and Lori's Center Stage with six.