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Bears Swamp Bulls in Poll

The bears outscore the bulls in RealMoney Barometer by more than 20 percentage points.

The bears handily got the most votes in RealMoney Barometer survey this week, as two of the stock market's three major averages slipped last week.

The bears got 3,975, or 53% of the 7,549 votes cast. The bulls got 33%, or 2,497, while neutral came in at 1,077 votes, or 14%.

In the sectors, precious metals was picked as most likely to rise, while commercial banks was tabbed as most likely to fall.

Last week, the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

lost 0.7%, and the

S&P 500

fell 0.4%. It was the end of six-week winning streaks for both. The


rose 1.3% last week.

In Thursday afternoon trading, the Dow was trading at 8,200, up 14 points, the Nasdaq was 11 points higher at 1723 and the S&P 500 was at 875, up 1.6 points.

Below are the complete poll results.