The net effect of Trump’s speech will probably be a slight, fleeting uptick in his approval

… The question for Trump is less about the effect of one night’s speech and more about whether he can turn around his exceptionally low approval ratings. In Gallup’s most recent weekly average, Trump was at 42 percent — up slightly from recent weeks but still well below other new presidents.

Do these speeches to Congress actually shift that trajectory? Well, a little. Sometimes. Briefly.

Let’s start by looking at Clinton’s numbers from his eight speeches. CONT.

Philip Bump, Washington Post