There's an election next year, and already blogs and websites are taking polls to see exactly how the candidates stack up. It's good news for polling startups, with the launch of another one, SubmitYourVote, last week. Here are more than 40 ways to assess readers' opinions on everything from politics to your fashion sense.
Buzzdash - Start polls on topics including news, sports, politics to relationships, philosophy and religion. Participate in the existing ones too.
Doodle.ch - Users can create and publish polls that can be sent to friends and families.
Dpolls - Create as well as vote on polls for free.
Easy-Poll - Multiple colors for your polls and options for ranging from a simple â€œyes/noâ€ to multiple choice questions.
EmbraceMobile - Site for carrying out market research surveys over cellphones for things such as user opinions, customer satisfaction or brand awareness.
FeeFo - Tool for getting feedback from customers, ratings, opinions, and reports.
Flektor - Users can watch videos, photos, movies and create polls for their social networking profiles. Owned by MySpace and aimed at the younger crowd.
FreePollKit - Lets you insert HTML snippet polls into your existing site.
Freepolls - Create free polls or pay to make them advertising-free.
FreeWebsitePolls - Polls for websites or blogs with up to 20 choices.
GuessNow - Ever want to try and predict upcoming events? You can create polls to predict the outcome of future events and earn points for your answers, then convert them to money.
iMediaLearn - Lets you dynamically create online polls with control over the look-and-feel.
iPolls - A special poll site allowing iPhone users to create polls.
Matez - Users can create innovative polls through videos, photos and games.
Micropoll - Create and customize a poll and put it on your website.
MobiOde - A site for creating mobile surveys and collecting user's mobile data.
Nexo - Nexo allows users to share pictures, videos, tasks, polls and comment.
PollDaddy - Allows users to create polls and use them on their websites, blogs or even share by e-mail.
PollGenius - Create your own polls or search already existing ones.
PollMappe - Globally mapped users can create questions or find answers for their questions.
PolloO - PolloO is an site where people can express opinions and feelings through polls for free.
PollPlaza.nl - A Dutch website for creating polls and participating in polls created by others.
PollPub - Ajaxy polls for MySpace, blogs and social networks.
Pollsb - A platform for the discussion of topics with friends or complete strangers.
PulsePoll - Lets you create a poll with and grab some script to paste in your site.
Quibblo - Allows users to create and collaborate with others via polls, surveys and content around various topics.
Quimble - Users can create polls, vote in existing ones created by other users and search for polls on subjects of interest.
RankThese - A single integrated destination for online rankings, polls, and surveys.
RateItAll - Users can rate and share opinions on everything.
Snappoll - Choose your own colors and layout, prevents multiple votes.
SodaHead - A social community where users can create as well as vote on public polls.
Sonarhq - Collect data and information and involve your community with online polls.
Sportspoll.co.uk - Sports polling site for a number of sports.
SurveyPopups - Embed on your site and see what your visitors are thinking.
Tappity - A website driven by users allowing submission, rating and discovery of mobile-friendly web pages for display in phones and other mobile devices.
Tezaa - User driven community where members can create, modify and participate in a poll.
Twiigs - Twiigs allows you to create polls that interest you or vote in ones created by other users.
Vizu - Allows you to create free polls for your blog or engage in targeted marketing research.
Vovici - From personal sites to enterprise level solutions for polling.
Webpasties - Webpasties allows users to add a poll, an RSS ticker or a slideshow on any website.
Zoho Polls - Part of the larger Zoho collaborative site that allows you to create free polls. (via)