The 11 point lead enjoyed by Karen Handel in the July 20th election over Nathan Deal has shrunk.

An Insider Advantage poll declared the two were tied at 46% last week, while a more recent Mason-Dixon poll suggests that Handel is up by 5 points. Either way you slice it, Nathan Deal is gaining ground to be the GOP nominee for Georgia’s governor.

One thing to remember: Mama Grizzly Palin is coming to Atlanta tomorrow to suck up all the media airtime on the teevee. Whatever the distance is between the two nominees will surely grow for Handel.