Happy Valentines Day All. One month ago I posted on how Trump's approval ratings have decreased while the 35 day government shutdown was going on from 42.5% in the Real Clear Politics Average on Dec 23 to 41% when it ended. In the few weeks thereafter, his rating has improved back to a little above where it was before at 43.5%.
With the Feb 15 deadline looming for another shutdown President Trump has announce that he will sign the spending bill to avoid another shutdown. To get his wall he will declare a national emergency. While this may lead to a long court battle it may help Trump with his base (but no one else) as the shutdown didn't.