I think Perl Monks Discussion would be the most appropriate place for these matters. Notwithstanding ww's opinion on polls above, I think the problem with them is their lack of accuracy and reliability, as far as using them to decide issues. However, I don't see why they couldn't be used to get a sense of the community opinion, either. How "seriously" one takes the question is part of one's opinion.
Also, it seems like higher rank (more XP) should entail more weight (more votes?) in deciding PM issues.