He’s pulling away and I can’t help but think that debate last night will help him widen the gap even more.

What’s more, these numbers don’t even include last night’s debate:

These results, based on Oct. 5-7 polling, are the best for Obama during the campaign, both in terms of his share of the vote and the size of his lead over McCain. (To view the complete trend since March 7, 2008, click here.)

Nearly all interviews in today’s report were conducted before Tuesday night’s town hall style debate in Nashville. Any movement in voter preferences as a result of this debate will be apparent in coming days.

More tomorrow…

Politics Gallup: Obama Up By 11