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.