The results of's

poll on what impact the alleged

Bernie Madoff "Ponzi scheme"

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will have on investors' outlook is in and it shows some skittishness.

Readers were asked: How does an alleged multibillion-dollar "Ponzi scheme" by market maker and money manager Bernie Madoff affect your confidence in the stock market?

Of the 3,540 people who answered the survey, 40.9% said the scandal "makes me more nervous than I ever was." Another 35.1% said that they "never trusted Wall Street" and never will.

Some 20.8% said the scandal would have no effect. Finally, 3.2% said it wasn't as bad as past scandals.

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