The following article, Latest Iowa Polling Could Have Major Impact on Trump 2024 Plans, was first published on Flag And Cross.
It was just days ago that we learned how eager Donald Trump is to get back to campaigning.
Sure, he’s been hosting rally after rally, railing against the offenses of the liberal left, at times chiding them for their disorganization, and, at other times, simply lambasting their continued push for wildly progressive policies.
Then, during the catastrophic withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, it was reported that Trump was read to announce his 2024 candidacy right then and there, likely in an attempt to add an exclamation point to this Biden-presided disaster. The former President was quickly talked out of the idea on account of how it could negatively impact the GOP in the midterm elections.
But we should be careful not to mistake this hesitance for concern over Trump’s popularity, especially now that some preliminary polling is coming out of Iowa.
Donald Trump is now more popular in Iowa than he ever was as president, according to a new poll. The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa found that 53% of Iowans now have a favorable view of Trump. That’s the highest favorability rating he’s ever scored in the state. A record low of 45% of Iowans said their view of Trump was mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. Some 2% still haven’t made their minds up about the Republican. In the 2020 election, Trump won the state over Joe Biden 53% to 45%. The poll found President Biden’s approval rating in Iowa has hit a new low: Only 37% have favorable feelings toward him.
And the reason?
Poll respondents said they like Trump because he is not a traditional politician, the Register reports. “Doesn’t make a difference whether they were Democrat or Republican—they were all politicians,” 81-year-old Jerry Steward said of Trump’s predecessors. “He is not that. I don’t know what he is, but he’s not that.” Trump plans to visit the state Saturday for a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, his first rally in the state since his 2020 campaign.
So, whenever Trump does decide to make it official, it appears that he will already have the wind in his sails…at least in The Hawkeye State.
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