I have previously published a post with a poll Should links to external sites open in new windows/tabs? (click BACK button to get back to this page) which also described how you can make your own poll. However, when I checked, I see to my disappointment that the poll had been closed, contrary to my wish and there is not even a link to see the result of the poll (bad, see screenshot).
Also, the new Polls Page Element (widget) which just came out of beta (Blogger in Draft) is not working, so we need an alternative.
I am now trying to see if there might be a better alternative free poll. I have done another poll at Poll: Is the world round or flat? Has important implications on Malaysia. This poll was generated at pollcode.com and it looks like you can type your questions and have as many choices of answers as you want (I don't see any limit). I also don't see a provision for a date to close the poll, which is what I want, as I want my poll to not have a closing date and end up replaced with what you see in the screenshot above. You can change font and font color, background color and there is also a box to tick if you want respondent to be able to leave comments. I will have to make a note to check if the poll generated ever go out of date with not provision to see the results.