First it was a record low approval rating in California, and now New York. President Obama’s low approval ratings in blue states indicates a deeper national dissatisfaction. The Hill,
Only 39 percent of registered New York voters surveyed in a Marist College poll said Obama is doing an “excellent” or “good” job, the lowest level for Obama in the poll since the beginning of his presidency.
That’s down 6 points from July, when 45 percent said they approved of his job performance. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents judged Obama as doing a “fair” or “poor” job in office.
Earlier this month, only 45 percent of California voters said they approved of how Obama was handling his job, according to a Field Poll released by the Sacramento Bee. That was down 5 percent from June.
The president has seen his support erode steadily throughout the summer as he grappled with a series of international crises, including the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Russia’s repeated incursions into Ukraine, and fighting between Israel and Palestine.