Former President Donald Trump Visits Davenport, Iowa for Speaking Engagement
Former President Donald Trump made a stop in Davenport, Iowa on Monday evening to speak at the Adler Theatre.
The event was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
and was expected to draw a large crowd, as early polls show that Trump remains popular among Iowa Republicans.
According to a recent Des Moines Register Mediacom poll, 80 percent of Iowa Republicans have a favorable opinion of Trump, down slightly from 91 percent in September 2021.
The GOP has been focusing on Iowa in recent weeks, with potential 2024 presidential candidates like South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis making stops in the state.
Haley has officially announced her presidential campaign for 2024 and has made multiple visits to the metro area, while DeSantis has been flirting with the possibility of running but has not yet made an official announcement.
Meanwhile, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rita Hart expressed concern about the “extreme agenda” being promoted by potential GOP candidates.
President Biden has not yet announced his intentions to run for re-election in 2024, but has shown signs that he plans to do so.