According to a poll by the Associated Press-GfK, the results of which were published online on Wednesday, Pres. Obama's approval rating has hit a low 37 percent due to the current government shutdown.
Fifty-three percent of respondents said they were unhappy with the president's performance, while Congress's approval rating is even lower, at five percent.
Indeed, the poll didn't find a decent rating for anyone involved in the shutdown.
“[A]nyone making headlines in the dispute has earned poor marks for his or her trouble, whether it's Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, or Republican John Boehner, the House speaker, both with a favorability rating of 18 percent,” the AP reports.
While Obama is viewed unfavorably for his performance over the shutdown, the majority of respondents, 62 percent, placed the blame for it on Republicans.
The Republican-controlled House has been at odds with the Democrat-controlled Senate and Obama over a spending bill that featured a resolution to defund the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Both sides refused to vote on the other's bill, leading to the shutdown.
While the Republicans claim that they are trying to negotiate with the Democrats, the Democrats refuse to see any part of Obamacare changed.
Implementation of Obamacare exchanges began at the beginning of the month, though it hasn't been very smooth, as the website on which to enroll in a plan, HealthCare.gov, has been plagued with glitches, preventing many from enrolling.
Others have expressed frustration at the amount of money their premiums will cost, taking to the HealthCare.gov Facebook page to voice their complaints.
“I am so disappointed. These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!” one person wrote on the page's wall.
“I have had my own private policy that I will not be able to afford to keep once the rates triple per the letter I received from Humana,” another wrote. “I'm not eligible for 'affordable' coverage on the exchange, don't qualify for subsidy. I am living, documented proof this is system will not work for me. No propaganda here.”