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How to Watch Former President’s Rally in Des Moines

Former President Donald Trump is heading back to Iowa today for a rally amid positive polling numbers that show he has more appeal to voters there than President Joe Biden.

Recent polling out of Iowa showed that Trump had a 53 percent approval rating, the highest approval rating the former president has ever received in Iowa. While Trump’s approval rating is going up, Biden’s struggling with Iowa voters with his approval rating falling lower than Trump’s worst showing in the Des Moines Register and Mediacom poll.

Nearly a year after his last speech in the state, given at the Des Moines International Airport, Trump is returning to Iowa to hold a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. He’s expected to take the stage at 7 p.m. CT, which is 8 p.m. ET, and Newsmax has coverage lasting until 10:30 p.m. ET.

Viewers can tune in for Trump’s remarks on television on the Newsmax channel, as well as on the Newsmax TV website.

Former President Donald Trump’s rally in Iowa will be live streamed on Newsmax TV. Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Trump is the headliner of the rally but he won’t be the only official speaking at Saturday’s event. Along with the former president, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Representatives Marianette Miller-Meeks and Ashely Hinson, and Senator Chuck Grassley are expected to speak. Governor Kim Reynolds, former Attorney General Matt Whitaker and Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa are also scheduled to speak at the Iowa rally.

As has always been the case with Trump’s rallies, tickets were free to the public but attendees had to register ahead of time. Organizers of the rally told We Are Iowa they’re expecting tens of thousands of people to attend. Doors don’t open until 2 p.m. local time, but We Are Iowa reported people were camping out on Thursday night.

Trump’s current approval in Iowa is eight points higher than it was in March, according to the Des Moines Register. The poll found he was more popular than Grassley, who has represented Iowa for four decades.

“I did not foresee the day when Donald Trump would be 10 points more popular with Iowa Republicans than the venerable Chuck Grassley,” pollster J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., told the Des Moines Register.

Biden’s approval rating in the state is only at 31 percent, a 12 point drop since the Des Moines Register conducted the poll in June. Trump’s worst performance in the poll was 35 percent.

Trump marketed the rally as a “continuation” of Trump’s support for candidates and causes that “further the MAGA legacy and accomplishments” of Trump’s administration.

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