As another complaint suggests, after filling out the poll, it seems if your views don't agree with Newsmax's conservative agenda then technical tactics may be used to disregard your vote. In my case the email to verify my vote got greatly delayed, seemingly to discourage me from waiting for it and replying to it in time.
Others complained of not even receiving the email if you answer the poll a certain way. Without clicking a link in the email your vote does not count.
I hope this doesn't discourage voting there as it would simply work to further their possible agenda. I would use an email address other than your primary email address due to subsequent junk mail.