[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/21/art.rendell0721.gi.jpg caption="A new poll suggests that Gov. Rendell's approval ratings have reached an all-time low."]
(CNN) - It's not easy being an incumbent governor nowadays.
Just ask Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell: A new poll of Keystone State voters suggests that second-term governor's approval rating has dropped to an all-time low.
Thirty-nine percent of those questioned in a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday approve of the job Rendell's doing as Pennsylvania governor. That's a drop of 15 points from May, and marks Rendell's lowest level ever in Quinnipiac polling.
The survey indicates that nine out of ten Pennsylvania voters say the inability of Rendell and state lawmakers to come up with a budget agreement by the June 30th deadline is a serious problem, and Rendell gets much of the blame.
"The hassle in Harrisburg over the state budget certainly has caught the public's attention and voters are angry about it," says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Up to now we've called Gov. Ed Rendell 'Teflon Ed,' but the budget crisis clearly has put some scratches on him and the state economic crisis is sticking to the governor."
Rendell is term-limited, and can't run for a third term next year.
The governor was on CNN's American Morning Tuesday, urging the passage of health care reform.
"We've got to get this done. Every governor knows there are too many uninsured people in his state, there are too many people who have insurance but that it doesn't really do anything," said Rendell.
But he had a warning to lawmakers in Washington: "We don't want it to be resolved on the backs of states that are already struggling financially."