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06/19/2014 09:42 am ET Updated Jun 19, 2014

Marco Rubio Says Obama's Presidency Is 'Over'

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes that Barack Obama's presidency, midway through its second term, is officially "over."

“I saw a commentator say that these polls, what they reflect, is that the Obama presidency is over, and I agree with that. I think it is in general," Rubio told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

A new NBC/WSJ poll found that a record 57 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama's performance, in particular on foreign policy, which NBC's Chuck Todd said amounted to the public essentially telling the president his presidency was "over."

"This poll is a disaster for the president," Todd said on MSNBC Wednesday. "You look at the presidency here. Lowest job rating — tied for the lowest. Lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina."

Todd later sought to explain his comments by claiming he was simply reporting on the data, and that he didn't "insert my opinions either way."

On Fox, Rubio, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, pointed to recent crises as evidence the administration can't be trusted to effectively run the government.

“Whether it’s foreign policy, or the issue on the border, or the VA, or the IRS losing its emails or Benghazi before that, it seems like every day now, every other day, there’s a new crisis,” he said. “It’s almost like we’re overwhelmed by the number of crises, conflicts that are arising as a result of the incompetence and in some instances design of this administration.”

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