Fewer Americans are impressed with President Obama's job performance, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
The survey shows his approval rating has dropped to its lowest level in more than a year. The measure of how much people like him has also fallen.
The poll found 45 percent of voters approve of the way the president is handling his job and 48 percent disapprove.
Analysts say some of the decline is because the president is no longer being seen in the context of an election. But the clash over the federal budget and how to curb deficits is also hurting him.