Onering, you've brought the poll up on more than one occasion, but I think your interpretation of it isn't all that great.Quote from Onering »It's funny that you bring that up, because if that is the case, then you are advocating for a change to those official rules that a majority oppose and only a bit over a third support.
Fundamentally though, the Crux of your argument for planeswalkers as commanders is that it's a popular idea and the RC is out of touch with players by not allowing it, but this poll, and others I've seen, suggest that the opposite is true.
First, this isn't a detailed poll. It doesn't afford any room for caveat or for voter explanation. It merely provides two binary options and one apathy option. That's it. There's no indication of voter confidence. There's no "I don't know" option. It's just a crummy poll, only useful for a surface reading of what outcome voters think they prefer. And most folks, regardless of how they voted, probably put less than a gut's reaction into whatever they ultimately decided to vote for. You keep referring to this poll like it's sacrosanct, but it appears to me like something that should only be taken with a grain of salt.
Second, the apathy option is effectively a second yes vote. Those voters are saying they're perfectly fine with the rules being changed. To lump those voters in as "not yes," while technically true, is a bit misleading. As such, what you're really looking at isn't 33% of people supporting change. It's 47% of people saying they're fine with change.
Third, MTGS is practically the old guard of Commander. Between Facebook, Reddit, and other more prevalent platforms, MTGS sees only a tiny fraction of the total Commander discussion. The folks who do engage here tend to be among the most loyal and most enfranchised Commander players out there though. Combine that with the fact that the Commander Rules Discussion subforum has a reputation for being one of the most virulent parts of the board, and what you get is even fewer casual faces even making it to the poll to begin with. It hardly represents what the actual Commander playerbase thinks.
Now, I don't know how the Commander community at large feels about making planeswalkers commanders. I suspect less enfranchised players will be much more likely to favor that change, but that's only a suspicion. But to read this poll as "only one in three people think this change should be made, so business as usual" isn't a great interpretation. If anything, this should be read as "nearly half of the old guard thinks it's okay for planeswalkers to be commanders." That, I think, is rather startling, especially given just how easy it is for anyone to be against something but how hard it is to be for something.