I'm rather new to the club, but I can't help but think that the way people answered the poll questions is based more on their positive bias towards Bellatrix rather then people actually thinking about the questions and what the person is asking. Don't get me wrong here, I actually think that Bellatrix beats Bella any day. This doesn't change the fact that I think people are voting for things because they think Bellatrix is better or because the Harry Potter series is better rather then actually thinking about the questions.
For example, one of the questions is about whether you want to be a Death Eater Witch or a school girl from Forks. This isn't the same as asking if you would rather be a Vampire like Bella or a Witch like Bellatrix, which is one of the other questions asked under the poll section. You may think I'm talking about the fact the first question asks if you want to be a regular human or someone with super powers compared to choosing between two different special powers, but that isn't what I am referring to when I say the questions aren't the same.
The better question comparison hasn't been asked yet, would you rather be a Witch or a regular school girl. At first glance the question may seem to be asking the same thing, but they're honestly asking two very different things. I honestly would pick to be a Witch from the world of Harry Potter over being a Muggle, but I would pick a Muggle over being a Death Eater. They are killers and are raciest in their ideals, something I would never want to be. Some people may be saying, but the question didn't ask if you wanted to be a regular school girl or a raciest. And yet it honestly did.
Another question that perked my interested was the question about who has the better family. Most of the people said that the Black family was the better family, but I am sure that Sirius for one would say that being a part of the Swan family would be a lot better then being a part of the raciest Black family. Some people might be thinking something along the lines of, “but I like the Black family better”. The question though wasn't which family do you like better, it asked which family is better.
Two other questions that had me shaking my head about the way people answered them were who was more mature and who thinks more logically. There is honestly a lack of maturity and a lack of logical thinking from both characters. What would happen if people asked what mature behaviors or logical behaviors the two have that support their decision chances are Bella would have a lot more listed. So why are these polls leaning towards Bellatrix? I mean, one of the things I love about this character is the fact she is majorly immature and isn't able to think in logical ways.
Some people may be thinking along the lines, but it doesn't matter how I answer the questions. The purpose of polls is to show how people think about something, not which option they prefer. Believe me, there is a difference between the two. For example, if you have a question asking you whether you prefer Twilight over Harry Potter then the way you think is going to be the option you prefer. However, if the question were which do you think is better written you have a different situation. If you know that Harry Potter is better written but you pick Twilight because you prefer it you're not answering the poll fairly because it skews the end results and we don't like it when the Twilight fans do this.
If it isn't because people aren't answering the poll truthfully in the first place, it is because people aren't putting actual thought into their decisions when it comes to the poll answers. Last time I checked, that was another thing we've held against the Twilight fans, the fact they put little to no thought into their reasons for picking stuff over Twilight. Hmm... this behavior seems a bit hypocritical to me not to mention unfair. Actually, that is one of the reasons I am writing this article. If you actually tried to keep your bias out of answering the questions and/or thought about your choice that is a good thing. If not, think about the choices you made again.
It's not always about winning the poll. Most of us here already know that Bellatrix beats Bella overall so you don't need to prove anything by skewing the polls to always be in her favor when they maybe shouldn't be leaning in her favor.