Originally Posted by issybird
You can't know if others might have requested to change their votes as the poll neared its end. It would have made sense if they did. Nor can you know how many votes might have come in on the last day, as they did with the latter poll. If the poll had come to its natural conclusion, you might have an argument. But it was ended early in favor of the second poll, as Tom thought that would give a better reading of sentiment.
I agree with you that the original poll should have run to it's conclusion and whatever the results were, that's what we should have gone with.