President Barack Obama enjoys the backing of 70% of likely Latino voters, according to a CNN/ORC International poll, slightly higher than the 67% of Latinos who voted for him in 2008.
Polling also showed that 56% of registered voters said the main focus of U.S. policy on undocumented immigrants should be developing a plan that would allow them to become legal residents. That's a change from a year ago, when 55% said the focus should be on deporting undocumented immigrants and stopping more from coming to the United States.
Watch Obama and Mitt Romney challenge each other on Wednesday in the first of this year's presidential debates, live on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN's mobile apps. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with CNN's experts setting the stage for the 9 p.m. debate.
Soledad O'Brien reports from Nevada in "Latino in America: Courting Their Vote" on CNN TV at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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