Those numbers could come from the SAME engine. For example, an engine could produce 300ft/lbs of tq at 4K rpm's, and remember, these are non-linear figures. The curve could drop off past peak up to 8K rpm, and in fact, equal 150ft/lbs.
Now if you asked what is better for acceleration: an engine with 300ft/lbs of tq and 150hp, or an engine with 150ft/lbs of tq, and 300hp then the results would be different (favoring the higher tq numbers for acceleration).
In conclusion, the question you posed does not contain enough information to make an informed decision, which could be why not many voted. Fun topic tho..