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WASHINGTON — A new poll by the Associated Press and AOL Money & Finance offers little hope for a resurgence in the mortgage market as a growing majority say they won’t buy a home anytime soon.

The growing pessimism about the nation’s housing crisis is cascading, with retailers reporting lower sales volume and corporate bankruptcies on the rise. The poll found that more than a quarter of homeowners worry their homes will lose value over the next two years and one in seven mortgage holders fears they won’t be able to make their monthly payments on time over the next six months.

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