Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has pulled significantly ahead of Republican rival John McCain, taking an 11-point lead after Tuesday night’s presidential debate, according to the latest Gallup Poll.

New York Post:

Obama, whose support has shot up in several national polls since the economic meltdown started dominating the news, now tops McCain 52 to 41 percent. That’s the most support Obama has registered in the survey, taken before Thursday night’s debate.

Obama hasn’t relinquished the lead in the poll since he went ahead in late September, and he has trailed only during two periods since the start of the summer.

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