Poll: Obama holds slight edge in Florida

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Obama leads with 46.1 percent to Romney's 45.3, well within the poll’s 3 percent margin of error.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has put the state at the center of some heated election-year political issues.

Scott is suing the Department of Homeland Security to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge Florida rolls of ineligible voters, provoking the Department of Justice to launch a countersuit of its own against the state.

Republicans argue that state voter registration rolls are filled with noncitizens and others who are ineligible to vote. Democrats argue that the GOP is trying to strip voting rights from groups that tend to vote Democratic, and that there are only a handful of cases of voter fraud of the kind the GOP seeks to root out.

In addition, Scott has said that despite the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the bulk of the Obama administration’s healthcare law, Florida will not participate in setting up insurance exchanges and will opt out of the Medicaid expansion.

The automated poll of 1,127 likely voters was conducted between July 1 and July 2.