Dan, I have to strongly disagree about Trump having more minority support.
Matthew Cobb

I guess only time will tell as the campaign coalesces. But whites aren’t the only race that can be frustrated at the status quo and find Hillary to be… well, Hillary. And there are already polls to suggest Trump is garnering bigger minority numbers than any other GOP candidate in recent memory. And we really don’t have to get a huge number to switch sides. We just need bigger enthusiasm (which I can assure you, will happen with Trump) and just a few more percentage points of minorities over our normal numbers. And there will definitely be more cross over votes from the Dems for Trump than for Cruz or Rubio. Just the spectacle (I-gotta-see-this) vote will account for a LOT of votes from the other side.

Here’s an interesting poll:

…new poll, which still has Trump leading the race, shows 40 percent of blacks are lining up behind Trump, as are 45 percent of Hispanics, and even nearly 19 percent of Asians. Blacks and Hispanics, in fact, even support Trump at a higher level than whites.

That was probably a biased poll, but we really don’t have any huge data on minority polls and their results yet. But I can see him drawing a MUCH larger black vote than any previous GOP candidate and I find it hard to believe there aren’t a certain percentage of Hispanics that want to see increased border control, too. They may not speak about it overtly, but when given an opportunity to vote for a candidate that would have a better chance at sealing off the border, I think you’d be surprised at the numbers. Especially 2nd and later generation immigrants. Despite the controversy the race baiters in the Hispanic community are trying to gin up.

What I got from the anecdotal evidence regarding your friends is they are Hillary supporters. Because that’s who they’re voting for when they play the 3rd party, take-my-ball-and-go-home game. ;-)

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