python. is purer (sticks to being object orientated and that 100%; perl is a mess), and is easily readable and writable (perl is a mess for reading).
python might be easier to learn, but who cares. perl is a mess anyway.
What about ruby?
I know it's not in a poll, but still if anyone has an opinion...
Where is PHP, dernit!!! )
Well this is a head on between python and perl I suppose. We can have another poll featuring more of these languages later.