I wasn't talking about the Hot Topics list, but the Poll of the Week on the frontpage. That's a huge difference which can be easily seen in the number of votes. Your poll received ~20 votes over the course of the last few days while the frontpage poll got more than 100 votes in under ten hours.
Still, this is not a reason for everyone to make new threads, if so everyone could now make, and there will be tons of duplicate new threads.
Also as I already said, mine had many more votes, but I reset the poll.