President Obama's approval ratings have dropped, less than two months into his second term, with Americans blaming Obama and Democrats for the nation's fiscal crisis.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released today showed 43 percent of people approve of Obama's handling of his job, down 7 percentage points from February 19.
The majority of that drop came in the last week, when Americans saw a refusal to compromise among the president and Congress and the cancellation of White House tours to the public.
Julia Clarke, a pollster for Ipsos, said the numbers indicate an end to Obama's honeymoon period.
"People are seeing things are back to business as usual in Washington," she said. "They are reading about the immense fallout this is going to have in terms of how it's going to affect the military and individuals."
In the poll, 1,797 adults were interviewed between March 1-5.