(CNN) - A major conservative organization, Americans for Prosperity, became the latest group Wednesday to capitalize on President Barack Obama's line that the "private sector is doing fine," with an ad in six presidential battleground states.
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"How can the president be so out of touch?" the narrator in the spot says while the screen reads "40 straight months of unemployment above 8%." "How can he fix the economy if he doesn't know what's wrong?" the narrator continues.
Obama made the statement at a press conference while saying the private sector added 4.3 million jobs in the past 27 months, compared to the performance of the public sector that he said was not at the same level.
He clarified the remark later in the day following heavy criticism from those on the other side of the political aisle.
"It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine," Obama said.
Mitt Romney, his campaign and the super PAC supporting his candidacy are among those who have attacked the president for the gaffe.
AFP said the latest commercial, which will run over the next ten days in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, is part of $20 million spent since last fall criticizing Obama administration policies.
"Our new ad demonstrates just how far removed the president is from the real economy," AFP President Tim Phillips said in a statement. "The fact is the private sector is severely hampered by the specter of rising taxes and new regulations."
The group that receives funding from the millionaire Koch brothers unveiled plans Tuesday, including ads, to influence Senate campaigns in Montana, Nevada, Florida, Missouri, Wisconsin and Virginia that will tie Democratic senators to the president.
– CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis contributed to this report.