A poll is something to be added onto Threads on gaia that usually asks a question with a few choices below it to vote/choose from. The very first time each day you vote in a poll, you get 10 gold. It then tapers off to eventually only 2 or 3 gold each time, but there was once a time that there was no 'limit' to the gold from them. Such was a glitch, and has been addressed and corrected.