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USAction today released two new battleground polls, one showing President Obama leading 47 to 44 percent in North Carolina and the other showing him leading 48 to 43 percent in Wisconsin.

The polls, commissioned by USAction and our partner Project New America, were conducted by Grove Insight.

These polls are the latest in a series of battleground state polls released this week. Our other polls found Obama ahead 46 to 43 percent in Colorado; 47 to 45 percent in Florida; 46 to 44 percent in Ohio and 48 to 45 percent in New Hampshire.

More below the fold.

The North Carolina poll found a gender gap between the two candidates, although not as large as in other battleground states. Obama leads Gov. Mitt Romney among women, 50 to 43 percent and trails among men by one point – 44 to 45 percent.

The survey also found that there is a significant generational divide. Voters under 50 favor Obama 52 to 40 percent, while Romney holds a 48 to 42 percent lead among the over-50 crowd.

The survey measured 500 likely voters Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Wednesday, Oct. 24 and has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

The Wisconsin poll found that Obama leads because his standing among women (52 to 39 percent) and voters under 50 (54 to 36 percent). He also outpaces Gov. Mitt Romney among independents, 45 to 33 percent. The poll measured 500 likely voters Wednesday, Oct. 24 through Thursday, Oct. 25 and has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

Both polls used professional interviewers and included cell-phone only households.

A memo summarizing the North Carolina results is here. And a memo summarizing the Wisconsin poll is here.

The two polls released today are part of a wave of USAction battleground state surveys being conducted between now and Election Day.

Cross-posted at USAction.

Originally posted to delliot on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM PDT.

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