The Gallup three-day rolling average tracking poll found that 48 percent of adults disapprove of the job Obama is doing while 47 percent approve. The last time Obama's approval rating was at 47 percent or higher was between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2.

The highest Obama's disapproval rate has been in the three-day Gallup daily tracking poll over the last year was in early August when Obama's disapproval was at 51 percent and his approval rate was 43 percent. By contrast, the highest Obama's approval rating has been in the last year was in mid-December when it was 58 percent.

Since then the margin between Obama's disapproval and approval ratings in that poll have been narrowing.

The president is on the road promoting new measures meant to prevent gun violence and overhaul the nation's immigration system. On Thursday Obama said he was "very optimistic" that Congress would pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill but said it would be tougher passing the gun measures he wants to sign into law.

The Gallup three-day rolling average tracking poll surveys 1,500 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.