Trump’s First State of the Union: How Will it Affect the State of Play?

Tomorrow night, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union (SOTU) address to Congress and the American people. With Trump’s approval rating currently clocking in at 36% approve/59% disapprove according to Gallup, one might naturally assume that the SOTU offers the perfect opportunity for Trump to hit the reset button and attempt to improve his standing in the polls. A look back at past presidents’ approval ratings immediately following their first SOTU address, however, does not necessarily guarantee a post-address bounce for Trump. CONT.

Kyle Clark, Public Opinion Strategies