Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling

President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday’s high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen

Rasmussen’s latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney’s 44.

{mosads}The poll noted that this was the first time the president had held a lead on consecutive days in over a month. However, Obama’s edge is still within the poll’s four point margin of error. 

The poll’s findings mirror those of a Newsweek/Daily Beast survey released Friday which showed Obama leading Romney by 3 points, 47 percent to 44. 

In that poll, also conducted after the announcement of the high court’s ruling upholding Obama’s Affordable Care Act, voters were split on the decision. Fifty percent polled said they disapproved of the 5-4 verdict, with 45 percent backing it. 

Both sides have sought to portray the court ruling as a boost for their side, with Republicans claiming the decision will galvanize the conservative base ahead of November’s general election. 

The White House though is urging Democratic lawmakers to go on the offensive and use the victory to illustrate “how the President and Democrats in Congress are standing up for the middle class.”

The Rasmussen poll is conducted on a three-day rolling average. 

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