Guy Benson

As President Obama begins his first full post-vacation, post-Irene week on the job, his approval numbers have sagged to record lows.  Only 38 percent of American adults (not even registered or likely voters) give the president a thumbs-up for his job performance, matching a low we witnessed earlier this month.  On the other side of the ledger, Americans' disapproval of this president has spiked to a new high of 55 percent.  Here are Gallup's trend lines:

The president will roll out a new jobs plan in (yet another) national address sometime next week.  Plus, we all know what's really driving down Obama's numbers -- he's said so himself, so it must be true.

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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