Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
I think that when you have a black presidential candidate, as you had in Barack Obama, getting out of single digits is not very likely [for a Republican]. But Hillary Clinton, while she has a stranglehold on the black vote and people say that — if Trump is able to get into the mid-teens and moving from the mid-teens possibly into the twenties, [that] would also be very significant.
Trump is getting about 57 percent of the white vote, with 10 percent still undecided, which means that he can get into the low to mid sixties. If that were the case and he were to take a ten percent difference or a fifteen percent difference in the minority votes, Hillary Clinton is in trouble. And I think that’s what’s happening in the polls that we’re seeing with the race tightening.