Scott Clement

Washington, D.C.

Polling director

Education: Vanderbilt University, BA in political science; University of Maryland, MS in survey methodology

Scott Clement is the polling director for The Washington Post, conducting national and local polls about politics, elections and social issues. He began his career with the ABC News Polling Unit and came to The Post in 2011 after conducting surveys with the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project.
Latest from Scott Clement

Poll: Black Americans fear more racist attacks after Buffalo shooting

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, nearly 8 in 10 Black Americans say there has been little or no improvement in how police treat Black people, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

May 21, 2022

Slight majority say Trump should be charged with crime over Jan. 6 role, poll finds

The survey finds 52 percent saying Trump should be charged and 42 percent saying he should not.

May 3, 2022

Big majority of Americans back sanctions on Russia, aid to Ukraine, poll finds

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows broad bipartisan support for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and for sanctions on Russia. But most Americans also want to avoid direct military confrontation with Russia.

May 2, 2022

Biden ticks up, but GOP holds advantage on economy, Post-ABC poll finds

Republicans continue to lose ground when it comes to which party voters see themselves casting ballots for in November and the parties are now at rough parity.

May 1, 2022

A shift in Americans’ willingness to pay more for Russia sanctions

After another week of Russian attacks in Ukraine, national polls show that the public has unified more in support for sanctions on Russia, and one survey finds a clear majority are willing to absorb higher prices at the pump.

March 4, 2022

Post-ABC poll finds a deeply pessimistic nation, worried about the economy and Biden’s leadership

The president’s approval rating hits a new low, as voters indicate more trust in Republicans than Democrats as they approach November’s midterm elections.

February 27, 2022

3 in 10 District residents do not feel safe in their neighborhoods, Post poll finds

Most residents say more police would reduce crime, but the share of those who rate police positively has dropped.

February 25, 2022

Post-ABC poll finds bipartisan support for sanctions on Russia as it invades Ukraine

Views of Russia turn sharply negative, back to the days of the Cold War. But the public also disapproves of Biden’s handling of the crisis.

February 25, 2022

Majority of D.C. residents support clearing of homeless encampments, Post poll finds

At the same time, a 69 percent majority also say it would be difficult to afford rent in their neighborhood if they had to move from their current home.

February 24, 2022