(NBC) -- President Obama and Mitt Romney have been slamming each other in recent days - and it's showing in the polls.
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows voters shows each candidate has taken a beating.
Both have seen a drop in their approval ratings, a clear sign that voters are turned off by all the mudslinging.
Mitt Romney accused the Obama White House of leaking classified information for political gain.
"This conduct is contemptible. It betrays our national interest," Romney complained.
President Obama's accusing Romney of being less than honest.
"He's been twisting my words around to suggest that I don't value small business," Mr. Obama argues.
In the new poll President Obama is seen negatively by 43 percent of voters, his second lowest number.
Romney fared slightly worse at 40 percent, his poorest number yet.
46 percent of voters say they don't like Romney personally; only 31 percent say the same about the president.
That's even though Romney is seen as the best to improve the economy - by a seven-point margin.
The conventions are less than five weeks away.