Latest from Scott Clement

Biden wins wide approval for handling of transition, but persistent GOP skepticism on issues will cloud the opening of his presidency, Post-ABC poll finds

Americans trust the president-elect’s decisions more than they did President Trump’s four years ago but less than President Barack Obama’s in 2009.
  • Jan 17, 2021

Post-ABC poll: Overwhelming opposition to Capitol attacks, majority support for preventing Trump from serving again

Majorities also discount election-fraud claims, though most Republicans say the party should continue to follow Trump’s lead.
  • Jan 15, 2021

Where Republicans in Congress stand on Trump’s false claim of winning the election

The Washington Post asked Republicans in Congress three questions. Who won the presidential election? Where do you stand on Trump's efforts to claim victory? Will you accept Joe Biden as the legitimately elected president? Here's what they said.
  • Dec 15, 2020

Just 27 congressional Republicans acknowledge Biden’s win, Washington Post survey finds

Of the 249 Republicans in the House and Senate, 220 will not say who won the election, largely hiding from answering questions about Trump’s loss.
  • Dec 5, 2020

How independents, Latino voters and Catholics shifted from 2016 and swung states for Biden and Trump

These are the biggest demographic shifts in the 2020 election.
  • Nov 12, 2020

Exit poll results and analysis for the 2020 presidential election

See how various groups voted for Donald Trump and Joe Biden based on surveys of voters.
  • Nov 7, 2020

Post-ABC polls: Biden has slight lead in Pennsylvania; Florida a toss-up

Trump is rated high on the economy but low on coronavirus as case numbers rise.
  • Nov 1, 2020

2020 polling is more precise, but Election Day could still bring surprises

The Post's Scott Clement explains how President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are polling in the final days of the 2020 race.
  • Oct 30, 2020

How polling works and how it’s changed since 2016

Polls, at their best, give us a rough estimate of a candidate’s support at a given point in time. They cannot predict whether a lead is truly safe or certain.
  • Oct 29, 2020
  • Post Reports

Can we trust polling in battleground states?

A snapshot of what’s happening in key battleground states. What we can and can’t learn from polling. And a complicated end to the World Series.
  • Oct 28, 2020