I think that it’s pretty dumb that all votes get completely wiped every time I edit a post. I get that it’s dangerous to let people edit options and keep it, but if I add, remove, or edit the poll it shouldn’t completely wipe it.
It’s only editing the poll itself that resets the votes. You also only have a 5 minute window to edit without it telling you you can’t any more. After that time you’d need to rename it to put a ‘new’ one in (which would also reset the votes).
You can edit any text above/below and it will have no effect on the votes.