I think a general poll and feedback from many people with no background in design is not the best way to make design decisions.
The current logo is not terrible. However, I think the proposed logo is more modern, refined and distinctive than the current one. It could give the project that little extra appeal to someone coming across the project that might make them look a little closer and lead to more users.
I also see some people making comments about how working on the code is more important right now than design work as if that is a reason to put this off. That is nonsensical IMO as contributors have different skills and a designer can work hard on that aspect without affecting the work of the programmers doing what they do.