the former President Trump Takes another step towards 2024 run with a rally on Saturday Iowa, sending him a signal GOP rivals that he maintains a firm grip on a key position in the nomination calendar.
He’ll reach the Iowa County Fairgrounds in Des Moines after his best voting numbers ever in the state.
The latest Des Moines Register/MediaCom Iowa poll shows 53 percent of Iovans have a favorable view of the former president.
Sam Nunberg, the property magnate’s first political hire in 2011, when he began thinking about a possible run, said Iowa was key to Trump’s victory in 2016, when he was the first to win the state since George W. became a Republican.
“I think he’s going to run, but even if he doesn’t it’s important for Trump to maintain a strong presence in that state because in the Iowa caucus you can organize to win,” he said.
‘And if that doesn’t undo other people, they can see a way out.’
Former President Trump brings his campaign-style rallies to Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, where his good voting numbers put him in a prime position in the early caucusing state.
Des Moines will be Trump’s sixth rally since leaving office. They come with all the features of a campaign rally, even though Trump has yet to announce that he will run in 2024.
Even his potential rivals know this.
Former Vice President Mike Pence arrived in July and will return next month to speak at an event hosted by the Young American Foundation.
Trump’s Secretary of State Pompeo is another frequent visitor.
‘My wife Susan was born in Iowa City, but raised in Wichita. According to the Des Moines Register, he said at the Family Leadership Summit in July, “He spent his summers in Coralville and Strawberry Point.
‘So I’m back, I don’t know why some of these other people are coming back now. I cant figure it out.”
and Nikki Haley, a former UN ambassador, launched an event for the Republican Party of Iowa in June.
Trump aides say they plan to make a decision on running after the midterms next year. But he reportedly came close to officially announcing it in recent days, leaving that timetable and campaigning openly.
Yet Trump has started organizing in Iowa, which he won in November by more than eight percentage points.
In August, he hired two political advisers in Iowa to strengthen his Save America political-action committee.
At the same time, Trump’s approval has increased in the state and President Biden has come under control.
According to the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll, the current president’s approval rating in Iowa is just 31 percent—lower than Trump’s worst ever, with 62 percent of adults disapproving of the work he’s doing .
‘Incidentally, Biden’s numbers in the state are terrible. Terrible, Nunberg said.
“So this is a perfect opportunity to really stick it to Biden and also remind those 2024 potential GOP prospects that Trump still holds the crown, sits on the throne and no matter what, everything runs through him.” Is.’
Chuck Grassley will speak at a rally before Trump as he bids to win an eighth term in the midterm next year
Trump’s rating at 91 percent among Republicans is even better than 88-year-old seven-term senator Chuck Grassley.
Polster J. “I didn’t imagine the day Donald Trump would be 10 points more popular with Iowa Republicans than the venerable Chuck Grassley,” Ann Selzer told the Des Moines Register.
Grassley is on the roster of speakers at Saturday’s rally, fueling speculation that Trump will offer his support as the senator bids for an eighth term in 2022.
The two are friendly, apparently reconciling their differences after Grassley criticized Trump’s words and actions on January 6, following the attack on the US Capitol.
Several other Republican officials facing re-election next year are due to speak, including Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Rep. Ashley Hinson and Marianet Miller-Meeks.
Republican Party of Iowa President Jeff Kaufman said when Trump spoke in August he was focused on the medium term.
He told the Wall Street Journal, ‘They never brought him running for president.’
‘He understands very clearly that potentially the way to a majority in the federal House of Representatives is through Iowa and he certainly wants to be a part of it.’