In their pitch to the Hispanic community, Republicans have assailed President Barack Obama for failing to pursue immigration reform in his first term. But a new poll out Thursday shows that a strong majority of Latino voters approve of Obama's handling of immigration.
The latest poll from Fox News shows that 58 percent of likely Latino voters approve of Obama's job performance on immigration, compared with 32 percent who disapprove. It's a sign that Obama continues to benefit politically from his directive, announced in June, to suspend deportations for some young illegal immigrants.
In a forum broadcast online by the Spanish-language network Univision on Wednesday, Romney criticized Obama for not delivering a "permanent solution" on immigration. Obama will participate in a forum with Univision on Thursday.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama leading Romney by 40.3 points among Latinos, a commanding advantage he has claimed throughout the campaign.