What is a Poll in Drupal?

The Poll module is a core optional Drupal module that allows permitted users the ability to create simple, single question polls and a set of possible answers.  By default, anyone, even anonymous users, can take part in a Drupal poll.  After the poll is taken, the user will immediately see a simple, real time bar graph that displays the poll standings at that point.

The Poll content type is used to create the poll.  Additionally the Most Recent Poll block is provided to allow for a small poll block to be put into a sidebar region.