President Obama’s approval rating has hit a two-year low, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Obama has a 47 percent personal-favorability rating in the latest Bloomberg National Poll, his worst mark since the survey’s launch in 2009. Forty-nine percent view the president unfavorably.
Obama’s low marks come as he embarks on a crucial stage in his presidency, rallying support for the rollout of Obamacare amid public uncertainty over his landmark domestic legislation. Obama also faces the prospect of a federal shutdown as lawmakers struggle to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government.
House Republican lawmakers passed a spending bill which strips funds from Obamacare, and while the measure is dead in the Senate, it leaves Congress with little time to reach an accord before an Oct. 1 deadline. In mid-October, lawmakers must also raise the nation’s borrowing limit to avoid a default.