President Obama’s shift on immigration appears to have won him additional Hispanic support. A new poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, shows that if the election were held today, 70 percent of Latino registered voters would vote for Obama, while 22 percent said they would support Mitt Romney. This is the first time a Latino Decisions survey has shown Obama with 70 percent support in the last 20 months, according to the results.

Such support comes a month after the president became publicly critical of the “show me your papers” provision in Arizona’s immigration law and halted the deportation of thousands of young illegal immigrants, further widening the gap between Obama and Romney.