Poll: Obama's approval rating now 45/49 -- in New York

But according to Quinnipiac, Obama in his re-election bid next year would still take 49 percent of the vote in New York state versus a generic GOP challenger’s 34 percent.

“The debt-ceiling hullabaloo devastated Obama’s numbers even in true-blue New York,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.