might help (from the "Tricks of the Geek" Geeklist).
To remove the extra click:
It's quite simple. You create the poll in a thread and once you save the poll a shortcut like this [poll = 3260] will appear in the text box. Just copy that and don't save the thread. Then paste it into the geeklist. Unfortunately the polls in geeklists are a little temperamental, since they really aren't designed for that use.