Bulls Notch Easy Poll Victory

All that stimulus sloshing around must be lifting sentiment on stocks.
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The bulls rumbled to an easy victory in this week's TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey, taking 54%, or 2,643 of the 4,891 votes cast.

The bears got 1,517 votes, or 31%, while neutral came in with 15%, or 731 votes.

In the sectors, commercial banks was picked as most likely to rise

and

to fall, which suggests some investors believe all those billions of dollars of government aid to the sector will help, while others are still skeptical.

Stocks were surging on Monday, as the Obama administration

unveiled a new bank rescue plan

. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. will look to combine private and public resources to purchase a half-trillion dollars of bad assets off the balance sheets of banks, with purchases possibly totaling $1 trillion.

Also helping the market was an

unexpected rise in existing-home sales

.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

was up 316 points, or 4.3% to 7594. The

Nasdaq Composite

was up 61 points, or 4.2% to 1518, while the

S&P 500

was up 34 points, up 4.5% to 803.

Dow components

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

and

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

each were up about 17%.

JPMorgan Chase

(JPM) - Get Report

was higher by 12%.

Below are the complete poll results.

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