It looks like Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) had good reason to leave his day job.

A day after Deal announced he would be resigning from Congress to focus on running for governor, an InsiderAdvantage poll shows him in third place in the primary.

State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is at 27 percent, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel is at 13 percent, and Deal is at 9 percent. Deal is expected to compete for the nomination, but so far he's not showing much movement.

Maybe shedding his title will help.