A republic is a form of government.
A democracy is a method of government.
A republic can be democratic, but a democracy cannot be republican.
This poll is based on a misunderstanding of a misunderstanding.
To be accurate though, it is a Republic, with democratic methods, but cannot be called a democracy, due to the very fact that it is a republic.
Democracy is based on universal suffrage and thus a republic is not always an indirect democracy, such as the roman republic where only a certain group of people could vote upon the republic, meaning it was an aristocratic republic which more resembled a very large oligarchy that the republic we experience.