Tue. May 17th, 2022

A large crowd is expected at Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in Iowa after the recent positive polls and continued speculation about his plans for 2024.

The former president is ready to headline the “Save America” ​​event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Saturday with other speakers, including Iowa Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Ashley Hinson, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.

Organizers have told Iowa’s Local 5 that they expect tens of thousands of people to attend the event, which takes place after a Des Moines Register-Mediacom Iowa Poll revealed that Trump is more popular now than he has ever been in the state he easily won in both 2016 and 2020.

The survey shows that 53 percent of Iowans – including 91 percent of Republicans – have a positive view of Trump, with 45 percent having an unfavorable view. As noted by That Des Moines Register, these numbers are Trump’s best showing ever at both polls in Iowa.

The results mean there is a potential subplot surrounding the upcoming convention in Iowa. It is likely that the GOP will retain Iowa as the first polling state in the Caucasus to find the presidential candidate in 2024, which means what voters think in Hawkeye State still matters a lot.

An impressive turnout in Iowa could be another signal that Trump will eventually decide to run again in 2024, after flirting with the idea almost immediately after leaving office.

While Des Moines Register-Mediacom Iowa Poll does not ask about the possibility of Trump as president, but instead asks the participants to state whether their feelings towards him were “very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable,” the results show , that there is no indication his popularity in the key state has faltered.

Trump has also been shown to begin the foundation of a potential campaign in 2024, after his leadership PAC hired two political advisers in Iowa – Eric Branstad and Alex Latcham – as senior advisers.

Jeff Kaufmann, the Republican Party of Iowa President, told That Wall Street Journal that he spoke with Trump in August and he is instead focused on the 2022 summit and uses his influence to help the GOP regain control of the Senate and House.

“He never got him to run for president,” Kaufmann said. “He understands very clearly that the path to the majority in the Federal House of Representatives may go through Iowa, and he will certainly be a part of it.”

Kaufmann added, however, that if Trump were to announce his intentions in 2024, he would still have to carry out an extensive campaign in Iowa, hoping for good turnout at his rallies.

“Even someone who gets a 91 percent approval has to argue to run for president,” Kauffman said.

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Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Des Moines International Airport on October 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump will be in Iowa this weekend for a “Save America” ​​after a poll found he is now more popular in the state than when he was president.
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