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Obama's JOBS Pivot

Whenever the White House wants to change the subject, there's always another lingering problem in perpetual need of addressing that it can turn to... JOBS.

That's the pivot the Obama administration is making to try and distract from unwavering criticism of its failed rollout of Obamacare.

Hovering around 40 percent, President Obama's approval rating is lower than it's ever been. According to a CNN poll, 56 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama's performance.

Still the Obama administration believes it can beat the bad press by focusing on American's pocket books. As Republicans keep picking up steam and evidence for their assault on the failed implementation of Obamacare, the administration is telling Congressional Democrats that focusing on the economy will outweigh, not just fallout from Obamacare, but also the administration's handling of Syria's chemical weapons and leaks about NSA spying.

Tuesday, the president will address the economy during a visit to DreamWorks film studios in California. Vice President Joe Biden and some of the president's Cabinet members will also deploy over the coming weeks to promote their boss's economic policies while recalling memories of last month's GOP-led government shutdown.

It's a risky gamble though. Polling by the Pew Research Center shows 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the president's handling of the economy.