It appears that the WordPress Poll plugin requires a login in order to work correctly. It is odd, as I don’t remember it requiring it in the past. At any rate, the login process has changed, and the plugin does not redirect properly if you do not. There have been a few complaints about the poll plugin, but it wasn’t until this morning that someone (thanks!) gave me enough detail to work through what was going on.
I’m in the process of changing the titles to reflect that you must login prior to answering the poll or viewing the poll results. Meanwhile, I may have to roll up my sleeves and look at some code in order to get this to work the way it’s supposed to but not break the security in place. It’s funny because the login process was the last thing I wanted to change, and it is about the stupidest change there is, yet it has cut down bogus traffic to almost zero!