President Donald Trump will hold his first campaign rally of 2020 at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 9.
The Trump campaign announced the first rally of the new year on Monday, Dec. 23, highlighting the state’s record on job creation since the president took office.
“Ohio is booming thanks to President Trump and jobs are coming back to the state. Since President Trump’s election, Ohio has added 94,700 new jobs, including 14,700 manufacturing jobs,” Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner said in a statement.
“President Trump is delivering on his promises, and he looks forward to celebrating those successes with the great men and women of Ohio,” he added.
President Trump won Ohio, once an extremely competitive swing state, by 8 percentage points over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The last campaign the president held in the state took place in Cincinnati in August.
The Trump campaign is poised to heat up following the impeachment vote by the House in which not one Republican voted in favor of impeachment and some Democrats voted against it—a blow to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said in March the impeachment should be bipartisan.
The Jan. 9 rally will potentially coincide with the beginnings of the Senate impeachment trial though the trial may be delayed as Pelosi held off on submitting articles of impeachment to the Senate, a move appeared to salvage public support for impeaching President Trump as polls have shown the contrast.
In a new report published on Dec. 22, CNN admitted that President Trump “is gaining ground heading into 2020.”
“Beyond our poll, the average live interview poll shows significant movement toward Trump over the last two months. Biden’s lead over the President in a potential matchup has dropped from 12 points to 7 points, which is still the largest advantage of any of the top Democrats against Trump. Trump picked up at least 4 points against the other leading Democrats since October,” wrote CNN.
“The average poll also demonstrates that Trump is at the high end in his popularity. According to the FiveThirtyEight aggregate, this week Trump hit the highest approval rating among voters (45%) since March 2017,” it added.