SodaHead.com, which bills itself as the Web's "premier opinion-based community," started the vote last week after Apple unveiled the third-generation device, and wrapped up polling today.
The results of the poll, which posed the simple question "Do you like the name of the new iPad?" to site users, was a defeat for Apple: By a 53%-to-47% margin, voters picked "No, I liked the old format" over the alternative of "Yes, it's new and fresh!"
Bloggers and other pundits had speculated, sometimes based on claims from inside sources, that the iPad would be labeled "iPad 3" or "iPad HD," the latter a concession to an anticipated higher-resolution screen.
Although the six-point margin of victory for the "nay" votes may seem like a tight race, in election terms it's a landslide by some definitions.
In 1992, for example, Bill Clinton beat then-current President George H. W. Bush by 5.6% of the popular vote, less than the margin in SodaHead's survey, but easily won the election in the Electoral College by grabbing 69% of those votes.