It wasn't a supermajority which was previously agreed on, though (75% threshold).But, according to the poll, a majority wanted them to become discontinued.
"The players" do not share one opinion.
Dun dun dun.
Just when you think Jagex understands what the players like/want...
You could argue that Jagex set up the question to be more difficult for rares to "remain" as discontinued items, but they more than likely did it because they'd rather not have rares functioning in a way they didn't intend and felt wasn't in the spirit of the game.