LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

The latest Marquette University Law poll shows less than half of Wisconsin residents approve of the President's job performance.

46% approve, compared to 47% that disapprove.  Those numbers are similar to a poll put out in May.

UW-L Political Professor Joe Heim helps break down the numbers.

He says 46% is low and it will affect the midterms. Many Congressional candidates will ask the President not to campaign in their district.  Usually a President needs 50% popularity to be asked to campaign for a candidate.

Heim says the 6th year of a Presidents term in office is usually a referendum on his performance.  That means with low popularity, Democrats will have a more difficult time in the midterms.

Heim also talks about the President's outlook for his final year in office, and the chances of the Republicans winning back the Senate