Half of the residents of Minnesota now disapprove of President Obama’s performance, according to a new poll.
Results of The Star Tribune survey represent the first time that his approval rating has turned negative in the state since the president took office in 2009.
Obama’s job approval rating in the poll has fallen to 43 percent.
Men had an especially unfavorable opinion of the president. According to the poll, 60 percent of Minnesotan men disapproved of his job performance, compared to 40 percent of women in the state.
People under 34 had the highest approval rating for Obama, with 59 percent saying they thought he was doing a good job in office.