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Restoring trust and saving the U.S. credit rating

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The curtain has fallen on the first act of the three-ring circus of America's high-wire debt ceiling agreement. The ink is hardly dry and U.S. government bond ratings remain in question and public confidence in elected officials in both parties has hit new lows.

A new Rasmussen Reports national poll released last week shows that voter approval of the job Congress is doing has fallen to a new low. Some of those findings among likely voters:

  • Just 17 percent say the country is heading in the right direction, the lowest measured since President Barack Obama took office.

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