Disclaimer: My parents were never divorced, nor did I have children at the time of my divorce, I have no first-hand knowledge of the child custody problem. This is just my opinion.
Having said that, I voted for the judge. My reasoning is that the parents of a child are legally and morally responsible for the care of that child, and should put aside their own differences and decide what is best for the child first, then what is best for the parents second.
If the two people that (supposedly) care most for the child cannot come to an accord, then a neutral third party should decide what is best for the child. Yes, the judge should consider the input from all the people on the poll (excluding the poker player one
), but the sole purpose of child custody is what is best for the child, and not a spite-fest between a divorcing couple.