Only 42 percent approve of Obama's job performance, according the poll. That's down 5 points from early October. And 51 percent disapprove of his performance, which is tied for his all-time high disapproval.
And for the first time in the poll's history, Obama's personal approval ratings were lower than his disapproval ratings. The poll showed that 41 percent approve of him on a personal level and 45 percent disapprove.
"Personally and politically, the public's assessment is two thumbs down," Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart told NBC. Hart and Republican pollster Bill McInturff conducted the survey.
The pollsters told NBC that no single issue is responsible for the declines. Rather, a combination of the NSA spying scandal, questions over his "red line" comment on attacking Syria, the government shutdown, and problems with the Obamacare website rollout all played a roll.
In fact, the poll showed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, also slipping in approval along with the Republican Party and Congress as a whole.
Thirty-seven percent now view the healthcare law as a good idea, with 47 percent opposing it. The previous poll showed 38 percent in favor and 43 against.
But in a separate question, 40 percent say they are now less confident about Obamacare after learning more about it. Only 9 percent are more confident. Exactly half said there has been no change in their thinking.
Republican approval rating lowest in 21 years, Americans prefer roaches to Congress
From left, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, following a House Republican conference meeting. Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
The Republican Party is more unpopular than it?s been in 21 years, according to a new Gallup poll. The Atlantic Wire reports that only 28 percent of Americans view the party in a favorable light, compared to Democrat disapproval rating of 49 percent. The numbers for the GOP are down from September?s 38 percent rating and is the lowest the rating has been in Gallup's two decade history.
Party affiliations don?t make much of a difference when it comes to disapproving of Congress.
A new Public Policy Polling survey found that Americans prefer witches and hemorrhoids to Congress as a whole, according to USA Today.
Toenail fungus is 41 percent more popular than Congress. Dog poop beats legislators by 47 percent and jury duty is widely preferred by 73 percent. Forty seven percent of people polled would prefer a zombie apocalypse, even hipsters beat out Congress.
Miley Cyrus, twerking, Honey Boo Boo, Charles Manson, Syria and heroin are among the things that Congress beat out in the poll.
The telephone poll netted an eight percent approval rating, with poll-takers 30-years-old and older disapproving of the legislative body at a rate of 85 percent. 70 percent of those ages 18-29 disapprove.
?Congress having an eight percent approval rating tells us one thing about how unhappy voters are,? said President of Public Policy Polling Dean Debnam. ?But it?s even more telling that voters have a lower opinion of it that annoyances like the DMV and jury duty, health issues like hemorrhoids, and even witches.?
John McCain: Government Shutdown Was 'Miserable Failure' I Was Against 'From The Start'
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a big critic of the government shutdown, is again insisting that he thought holding up government funding as part of a fight against Obamacare was all a bunch of hocus pocus.
In an interview with Fusion's Jorge Ramos on Thursday, McCain slammed the shutdown as a "miserable failure."
?I said it couldn?t succeed from the start and it didn't,? he said. ?It was a miserable failure and we must never do it again.?
When asked about tea party Congressmen like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who led the anti-Obamacare efforts that caused the shutdown, McCain said they'd be "held accountable" for the move that furloughed hundreds of thousands of government workers, closed national parks and halted clinical trials helping desperately ill patients, among other things.
?Those responsible for it will be held accountable by the American people and I don?t care what party they are in," McCain said.
McCain made similar comments before, blaming the shutdown on the tea party and saying it started "on a fool's errand."
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