Richard Nixon's grandson gets candid about 2016 election: 'It's going to get really close'

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Christopher Nixon Cox got candid about the 2016 election.

Richard Nixon's 37-year-old grandson revealed he doesn't think the 2016 election is a done deal for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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"If this were any other election I'd say it's over. This one I say, 'hang on it's going to tighten up, it's going to get really close,'" he told AOL in an exclusive interview. "I bet it's going to come down to North Carolina or Florida like it did in 2000."

In fact, he believes Clinton must prove one thing to the American people -- and it certainly won't be an easy task.

"She has to show she's a changed president without rejecting Obama," he said during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum on Friday.

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Take a peek inside the new Richard Nixon Library and Museum

Inside the replica of Richard Nixon's Oval Office at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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Inside the replica of Richard Nixon's Oval Office at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The famous 1970 handshake between Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley, which is on display at the Richard Nixon Library & Museum.

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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An inside look at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The opening ceremony during the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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Former secretary of state Dr. Henry Kissinger at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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A look inside the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum 

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Christopher Nixon Cox and Melanie Eisenhower, Nixon's grandchildren, at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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Former secretary of state Dr. Henry Kissinger at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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A look inside the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum 

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Former secretary of state Dr. Henry Kissinger at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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Christopher Nixon Cox and Melanie Eisenhower, Nixon's grandchildren, at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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Christopher Nixon Cox and Melanie Eisenhower, Nixon's grandchildren, at the grand re-opening of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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The Democratic nominee now holds an 11-point lead over her rival Donald Trump, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The billionaire businessman plummeted in recent polls after a 2005 tape of him making crude remarks about women went public. Several women have come forward with sexual assault allegations since the leak.

Nixon Cox, whose grandfather ran on the Republican ticket, had some advice to give to his party's current nominee in wake of groping accusations.

"Trump comes back by focusing on being a change agent, improving the economy and having a strong foreign policy plan. If he can do that, I think he'll win."

The lawyer also provided some insight on whether his grandfather, who was the first U.S. president to set foot on Chinese soil, would've voted for Trump if he were still alive today.

"He has always voted for the Republican nominee and I'm sure he would this time as well," Nixon Cox openly revealed.

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Nov. 10, 2011 - Yorba Linda, California, U.S. - An old photo of Richard Nixon, from right, daughters Tricia, Julie and wife Pat waits to be hung at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda...//ADDITIONAL INFO: Tim Naftali, who stirred controversy while overseeing the conversion of t
Jun 05, 1974 - Cairo, Egypt - RICHARD NIXON (January 9, 1913 Ð April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States (1969Ð1974), having formerly been the 36th Vice President of the United States (1953Ð1961). A member of the Republican Party, he was the only President to resign the office as well as the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presi
Aug 05, 1969 - Malacanang, Philippines - RICHARD NIXON (January 9, 1913 Ð April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States (1969Ð1974), having formerly been the 36th Vice President of the United States (1953Ð1961). A member of the Republican Party, he was the only President to resign the office as well as the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the
A half length portrait of Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat, 1950. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
Politics, Personalities, USA, pic: circa 1950's, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon of California, pictured with his wife Pat and his two children Julie, left, and Tricia, Richard Nixon, (1913-1994) was the 37th President of the USA, but resigned in 1974 after the Watergate scandal (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
circa 1930: Members of the Whittier College football team with Richard Nixon wearing the number 12 shirt. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: President Richard Nixon (USA) toasts Zhou Enlai the Chinese Prime Minister during a state banquet in Beijing in1972. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
Vice Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon making a speech on TV. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 1953: William Knowland (L) and wife, and Joseph Martin (2R), joining Richard M. Nixon (R) and his wife (C), during the Governor's Reception. (Photo by George Skadding/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
1953: Richard Nixon with his wife Thelma (Pat) Ryan and his two daughters Julie and Tricia during his first year as vice president. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
A portrait of the American Vice President Richard Nixon and his family, (from left) daughters Tricia Nixon and Julie Nixon, and wife Pat Nixon, United States, mid-20th century. Richard Nixon later served as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)
Richard M. Nixon riding with Syngman Rhee during his visit. (Photo by George Skadding/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Richard M. Nixon and his wife (R) with Attorney Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. on his daughter's wedding day. (Photo by Ed Clark/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Vice-President Richard M. Nixon (L) watching his wife Pat Nixon (2L) cut her birthday cake. (Photo by Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Richard M. Nixon at first formal press conference in White House. (Photo by Ed Clark/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Richard M. Nixon (R) with Malcolm S. Forbes and his wife, Nixon aiding Forbes during campaign for governor. (Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Richard M. Nixon addressing delegates at Sheraton Palace Hotel during the International Industrial Development Conference. (Photo by Nat Farbman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Vice President Richard M. Nixon (R) and his wife carrying a child. (Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator.
U.S. President Richard Nixon during Press Conference Regarding Middle East Crisis and Watergate, 1973
Elvis Presley poses for a photo with US President Richard M. Nixon in the Oval Office at the White House December 21, 1970 in Washington, DC.
Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994), 37th President of the United States, Smiling Portrait, 1969
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