Another disheartening week for stock market bulls showed up in this week's market poll on TheStreet.com.

Of the 7,511 people who participated in our survey, 45%, or 3,350, expect the market to decline this week. The bulls came in with 2,645 votes, or 35%, while neutral tallied 1,516, or 20%.

In the sectors, as it was for the fourth straight week, precious metals was expected to rise. Automobiles was picked as the sector most likely to fall.

The poll likely was influenced by the dreadful performance of the major stock averages last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 6.1%, the S&P 500 fell 7%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 6.2%.

The Dow closed at 6626.94 on Friday; the S&P finished at 683.38, and the Nasdaq settled at 1293.84. Jim Cramer has laid out a scenario as to how the Dow could fall to 5320.

Below are the complete poll results.
Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
March 6 2,645
(35%)
3,350
(45%)
1,516
(20%)
Precious Metals Automobiles
March 2 2,596
(36%)
3,537
(48%)
1,140
(16%)
-7.0% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Feb. 23 965
(42%)
823
(36%)
492
(22%)
-4.5% Precious Metals Automobiles
Feb. 16 191
(36%)
215
(41%)
118
(23%)
-6.9% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Feb. 9 587
(58%)
220
22%)
200
(20%)
-4.8% Commercial Banks Automobiles

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
217
3%
Airlines
252
3%
Automobiles
1465
20%
Beverages and Food Products
57
1%
Biotechnology
68
1%
Commercial Banks
1336
18%
Computers and Peripherals
121
2%
Consumer Nondurables
99
1%
Energy Equipment & Services
99
1%
HMOs and Hospitals
343
5%
Homebuilding
457
6%
Insurance
397
5%
Integrated Oil
185
2%
Internet, Software Services
73
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
610
8%
Media
150
2%
Multiline Retail
193
3%
Pharmaceuticals
300
4%
Precious Metals
553
7%
Semis, Semi Equipment
82
1%
Telecom Equipment
45
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
107
1%
Utilities
119
2%
Wireless Communications
94
1%
Total
7422
100%
Source: RealMoney.com

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
107
1%
Airlines
74
1%
Automobiles
87
1%
Beverages and Food Products
314
4%
Biotechnology
436
6%
Commercial Banks
1029
14%
Computers and Peripherals
95
1%
Consumer Nondurables
140
2%
Energy Equipment & Services
598
8%
HMOs and Hospitals
162
2%
Homebuilding
53
1%
Insurance
128
2%
Integrated Oil
1165
16%
Internet, Software Services
103
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
283
4%
Media
26
0%
Multiline Retail
64
1%
Pharmaceuticals
301
4%
Precious Metals
1290
17%
Semis, Semi Equipment
101
1%
Telecom Equipment
71
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
358
5%
Utilities
355
5%
Wireless Communications
135
2%
Total
7475
100%
Source:The Street.com & RealMoney.com

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