“That’s the debate that the election will be about, jobs and the budget,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week.
Obama will be hosting two events on the economy this week. On Monday, he will travel to Prince Georges County, Md. to host an event on the economy, and will follow that up with another event Tuesday at the White House.
The renewed focus on the economy comes on the heels of new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, that suggested the U.S. is rebounding after a tough winter. In March, 192,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent.
Democrats are pushing a populist message for the midterm elections, with a focus on unemployment benefits, pay disparity between the sexes and the minimum wage.