About every day someone posts a poll (usually with meaningless answers like 1/1 or ?/?) when clearly they intend to start a new topic.
Possibly apart from this current thread, I don't think I have seen polls put to good use.
Having "new topic" and "post new poll" side-by-side just seems to confuse people. Remember not everyone here has English as a first language, and "post new poll" may appear to them to be "post new question".
Also when you click "Post new poll" the page then starts:
Arduino Forum :: Community :: Website and Forum :: Start new topic
... which is identical to what you see when you click "New Topic".
I suggest the "poll" feature be disabled, at least if possible in sections like "Programming Questions". That is hardly the place for a poll.