Former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appear to be the front-runners in the Republican primary for president in Iowa. In the polls, Trump is unquestionably in the lead, but DeSantis is gaining pace.
According to a recent Fox Business poll of Republicans in Iowa, Trump has a 30-point advantage over DeSantis, 46% to 16%. DeSantis is more well-liked among Republicans with college degrees, according to the poll, who back him 53% to 38%.
Trump ally and former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake met and greeted caucus-goers at the fair on Friday alongside Team Trump, making the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines a crowded site.
On Saturday at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Trump is slated to arrive at the fairgrounds.
According to RSBN, Trump has previously shown interest in hosting “The Great American State Fair” at the Iowa State Fairgrounds to commemorate the United States 250th anniversary throughout the second term of his presidency.
According to a recent, widely-reported NYT/Sienna survey, President Trump is ahead of Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, with 44 percent of Iowan Republicans’ support to his 20 percent.
On January 15, 2024, Iowa will host the first of the state-by-state Republican primary elections. DeSantis is working hard to win Iowa. He has been interacting with regional Republican leaders on his numerous trips to the state.
Trump is also serious about Iowa. On August 12, just hours after DeSantis is slated to appear, he will be at the Iowa State Fair. Trump’s trip is probably going to be a big media event, which might help him in the polls.
Who will prevail in the GOP primary in Iowa remains to be seen. Although Trump is the front-runner, DeSantis is a rising star in the party and has a sizable following in the state. The outcome may depend on voter turnout because the race is probably close.
It would be a significant victory for DeSantis and give him a lot of momentum going into the other early-voting states if he can win Iowa. Also, it would be a serious defeat for Trump, who had hoped to sail through the nomination.
At this time, anyone can win the GOP primary battle, which is still quite open. Perhaps one of the most significant primaries of the 2024 election season is shaping up to be the contest between Trump and DeSantis in Iowa.