KEY POINTS

  • President Trump is planning his own rally in Iowa
  • Rally to be conducted before Democratic caucuses
  • Democrats have no clear winner in sight yet

Democrats, still struggling to find a candidate to get their message across to voters in their fight against President Donald Trump for the 2020 election, are not going to have it easy. The President is planning his own rally in Iowa before the Democratic caucuses there, NBC News reported.

The rally could be held in Des Moines on Jan. 30, just days before the Iowa caucus on Feb. 3. Trump campaign's plan is to push back against attacks on the president by his Democratic rivals, which are expected to reach a crescendo nearer to the caucus.

The Democrats have large slate heading into the Iowa caucus, with no clear winner in sight yet.

According to data from RealClearPolitics, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) is polling in first in Iowa. He’s also in the lead in New Hampshire and is tied with former Vice President Biden in California. Biden is still leading in national polling, he’s trailing in these key states.

The Trump campaign seems to be aiming at denying the Democrats any superiority on the airwaves, which may influence voters later in the elections. Trump won Iowa by 10 points in 2016; former president Barack Obama won by nearly 6 points in 2012.

The campaign is also sending some heavy artillery into the state to shape the discourse. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. are expected to visit Iowa ahead of the President's rally, NBC News reported quoting sources.

While the idea of a show of strength ahead of the Democratic primaries makes political sense, it is not an original one. NBC News also said former President Ronald Reagan had stopped by in the state shortly before the Democratic caucuses in 1984.

Unlike the comparative disarray on the Democratic side, the Trump campaign, aided by the president's front-runner status in the GOP, is already shifting gears.