Poll: Obama edges Romney by 3 points nationwide

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"It is important to note that Obama’s gains have come entirely from the Rising American Electorate (youth, unmarried women, African Americans and Latinos) — the broad coalition of voters who supported him enthusiastically in 2008. These voters are beginning to come back. Obama has moved his vote up from 60 to 63 percent with the Rising American Electorate and Romney has slipped a like amount," the polling firm said in a press release.

The president has also edged marginally ahead with independents — 46 to 44 percent — and Romney continues to struggle with a high negative favorability rating, hovering around 45 percent.

The survey was conducted before the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, although the pollsters suggest that the law's survival might not hurt the president.

"Voters now give the law its highest positive rating since our tracking began in the summer of 2010, led by women and young voters. Negative judgments are at 44 percent — down from earlier periods," the firm said.