By default, this project which was written before SQL Server 2005 is set up to connect to SQL Server 2000. You might want to take a look at this post for some discussion of analyzing the connection to the db:
ThePhile project installation
It's also possible that using the later Visual Studio 2003 and ASP.NET 1.1 instead of the original VS 2002 and ASP.NET 1.0 is causing you problems.
If you do some searches within this forum on polls.config, you'll find quite a few discussions about this that will probably help too.
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