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) and Citigroup ( C) each were up about 17%. JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) was higher by 12%.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
March 23 2,191
(53%)
1,296
(32%)
611
(15%)
Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 16 2,897
(51%)
1,620
(29%)
1,117
(20%)
+0.4% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 9 2,645
(35%)
3,350
(45%)
1,516
(20%)
+10.7% Precious Metals Automobiles
March 2 2,596
(36%)
3,537
(49%)
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

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 42 1%
Airlines 38 1%
Automobiles 62 2%
Beverages and Food Products 66 2%
Biotechnology 112 3%
Commercial Banks 1441 35%
Computers and Peripherals 56 1%
Consumer Nondurables 39 1%
Energy Equipment & Services 215 5%
HMOs and Hospitals 33 1%
Homebuilding 85 2%
Insurance 76 2%
Integrated Oil 381 9%
Internet, Software Services 43 1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 393 10%
Media 22 1%
Multiline Retail 22 1%
Pharmaceuticals 121 3%
Precious Metals 524 13%
Semis, Semi Equipment 42 1%
Telecom Equipment 33 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 76 2%
Utilities 116 3%
Wireless Communications 44 1%
Total 4082 100%

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 112 3%
Airlines 229 6%
Automobiles 387 10%
Beverages and Food Products 54 1%
Biotechnology 57 1%
Commercial Banks 671 17%
Computers and Peripherals 72 2%
Consumer Nondurables 90 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 104 3%
HMOs and Hospitals 96 2%
Homebuilding 203 5%
Insurance 166 4%
Integrated Oil 237 6%
Internet, Software Services 31 1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 321 8%
Media 146 4%
Multiline Retail 91 2%
Pharmaceuticals 140 3%
Precious Metals 445 11%
Semis, Semi Equipment 53 1%
Telecom Equipment 44 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 118 3%
Utilities 124 3%
Wireless Communications 68 2%
Total 4059 100%
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