When TheStreet.com asked site visitors if the U.S. government should have increased its common stock stake in Citigroup ( C), more than half said no.

Here are the results:

Was the U.S. government right to take a larger common stock stake in Citigroup?

No. The government should have made Citi sort things out or fail. 39.97%.

No. This is too close to nationalization. 17.87%.

Yes. We've needed this for some time. 32.58%.

Yes. But I didn't want to see the dividends suspended. 9.56%.

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Where do you think the Dow Jones Industrial Average will end 2009?

Below 6000
Between 6000 and 7500
Between 7500 and 9000
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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.

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