During President Barack Obama's speech at a Maryland Democratic campaign rally Sunday, crowd members departed while he spoke — an action that "underscored his continuing unpopularity," Reuters reported.
Despite the fact that Democratic candidates have by and large avoided appearing with Obama on the trail, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown — who's running for governor — was not one of them, Reuters added.
But as Obama spoke at the rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington, a "steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium," Reuters noted, adding that a heckler also interrupted him.
"There are no excuses," Obama said, according to Reuters. "The future is up to us."