Staring today Instagram is introducing a new sticker to stories — it's called the "poll" sticker and it allows you to ask a question and see the results from your friends and followers in real time as they vote. So now you can interact with people from the stories screen, without having to make a private direct message by leaving the story.
Here are the steps. It's super easy.
1. Take a photo or video for your story
2. Select the "Poll' sticker
3. Add text to the sticker
4. See your results in real time
Just swipe up to open the list of viewers for that part of your story. You'll then be able to see how many votes each option received, as well as see who voted and -how- they voted.