I was looking for free online polling tools and I found the following, none of them perfect. Let me know if you know of any others.
1. pollhost.com. Good: you get to keep and edit your polls, lots of options. Bad: it leaves a huge whitespace in my blog entry.
2. blogpoll.com. Good: lots of options, best looking. Bad: it changes the background color of my blog, you can’t edit a poll once you’ve created it.
3. poll123.com. Bad: You can’t show the ongoing results to your readers.
4. blogpolling.com. Bad: You can’t show the ongoing results to your readers.
This was not an exhaustive study or evaluation as I was just looking for a few features such as easy to create, free (or very cheap) and show results in weblog or at least to weblog readers.