Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will be hoping for a convention boost as delegates gather in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, and for good reason. Two new polls show the Democratic lieutenant governor trailing former GOP Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory in the race for governor.

A new Elon Poll shows McCrory leading Dalton by 52 percent to 37 percent. A Public Policy Polling survey shows McCrory ahead 45 percent to 39 percent, with Libertarian candidate Barbara Howe getting 5 percent.