JInput getPollData() never changes, regardless of input

Hey guys,
Im working on a robotics project and am attempting to have support for controllers via Jinput, however, I am having difficulty getting the polling to work. I am using an Xbox One controller which I have confirmed works the following ways: Played steam games with it, works as expected for all tests provided by jinput, shows up in when I run my code as a connected device. However, when it comes to getting poll data, the values never seem to change. From what I can tell with the debugger, the components all display the “has_pulled” value to be false. I have followed several tutorials (including the one on this forum) and cannot seem to get it working. My values all stay at the same default value of 0.0 or -something for thumbsticks.

Here is my code:

public class ControllerTest {
	public static void main(String[] args){
		//System.out.println("Hello World");
		Controller[] ca = ControllerEnvironment.getDefaultEnvironment().getControllers();
		Controller gamepad = null;
		Component[] components = null;
		EventQueue eventQueue;
		// Run through the list of available input devices and get the gamepad
		for(int i = 0; i < ca.length; i ++){
			if(ca[i].getType().equals(Controller.Type.GAMEPAD)){  // Snag the first instance of a gamepad
				gamepad = ca[i];
		// Print the name of the controller and its type
		if(gamepad != null){
			System.out.println(gamepad.getName() + ": " + gamepad.getType());
			components = gamepad.getComponents();
			for(int i = 0; i < components.length; i ++){
				StringBuffer buffer = new StringBuffer();
				buffer.append("Component #" + i + ": ");  // Get the Component #
				buffer.append("\t" + components[i].getName());  // Get the component name
				// Check if the component is analog or relative
				// Relative relies on its past position for values
				// Analog is a current position
				// Analog absolute is a toggle (think your a,b,y,x button)
					buffer.append(" [Relative]");
				else if(components[i].isAnalog()){
					buffer.append(" [Analog]");
					buffer.append(" [Analog Absolute]");
			System.out.println("No gamepad connected");
		float prevPollData = 100f;
		float curPollData;
		String compName;
			for(int i = 0; i < components.length; i ++){
				curPollData = components[i].getPollData();
				compName = components[i].getName();
				System.out.println(compName + ": " + curPollData);
			try {
			} catch (InterruptedException e) {

I am quite baffled as to why this works every way but when I use my code, and by all accounts, I believe I am following the correct method for polling and retrieving information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.