The press is completely focused on who is getting "blamed" rather than measuring the impact and degree of concern.
I don't think people are very worked up, and that's why the Dems are going ballistic. They aren't succeeding at convincing anyone this is a major crisis. The whole deal is being greeted with one giant yawn on Main Street.
I run into people all day long and the subject of government shut-down almost never comes up in conversation. After we talk about the baseball playoffs, NFL football and the President's Cup maybe someone might bring it up with a shrug of the shoulders, and that's about it.