The Washington Times - September 13, 2011, 02:20PM

President Obama’s major jobs speech last week has not moved the needle on his approval ratings, according to the Gallup tracking poll.

The three-day tracking average stood at 43 percent approval on Sept. 8, and remains stuck there as of Monday. Disapproval, meanwhile, has ticked up 1 percentage point from 49 percent to 50 percent.

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Mr. Obama’s speech, to a joint session of Congress, was designed to lay out a vision for boosting the economy while still trying to tackle ballooning deficits and debt.

The president has scheduled a series of follow-up speeches, including one Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, to try to drive his message outside the confines of the Beltway.