Only 17 percent of those questioned in a USA/Gallup Poll taken right after Obama signed legislation raising the debt limit think the deal that emerged after months of rancorous debate and gridlock in Washington think the agreement will improve the economy.
Some 41 percent believe the entire debacle will make things worse. The rest said they don’t know what will happen.
And more of those polled said they didn’t approve of the deal — 46-39 percent.
Republicans, however, continue to tout the deal as a success by their party.