Gallup: Obama's Approval on the Economy Plummets to 35%

The president's 19th pivot to jobs didn't convince anyone that Barack Obama actually has any ideas to help the economy.

PRINCETON, NJ -- Despite President Barack Obama's renewed focus on the nation's economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June. His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval rating is down three points.

Obama's answer: Raise taxes by fiat. That's gonna go over big.

But, by circumventing Congress, he'll own that tax increase entirely.

So, look, rodeo clown!