The Republican National Committee is jabbing President Obama's handling of the economy in a new TV ad that will run during the Olympics and in markets in key swing states.
The ad spotlights Obama's $800 billion economic stimulus program as the RNC tries to capitalize on a new report on the gross domestic product that shows the U.S. economy was weak in the second quarter.
"President Obama may think his economic plan worked, but looking at today's GDP numbers, it's clear the president is out of touch," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
"Instead of helping 23 million Americans struggling under a slow economy, Obama's stimulus plan ... did everything except do what President Obama promised it would: create jobs for the American people."
The ad covers some of the same themes Mitt Romney has been sounding in a TV commercial charging that friends, donors and supporters of Obama have been rewarded with funds from the stimulus program, which is 3 years old.
The RNC ad will run during NBC's coverage of the Olympics, on cable TV and in the battleground states of North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and Virginia.