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

Trump leads by wide margin in N.H. primary, Post-Monmouth poll finds

Haley nearly doubles her support from November, but she trails among the Republican Party’s base voters.

January 22, 2024

    How different groups voted in the Iowa caucuses, according to entrance polls

    See how various groups of residents voted for a presidential nominee during the Iowa caucuses by reviewing data from the network exit poll conducted by Edison Research.

    January 16, 2024

    Trump maintains wide lead in Iowa poll, while Haley climbs to second

    The former president is maintaining his wide lead in Iowa over his two main rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a key poll.

    January 13, 2024

    Nikki Haley tops Ron DeSantis for the first time in Iowa poll

    A poll of Iowa voters found that Donald Trump maintains a dominant lead ahead of the caucuses, but it is the first to find Nikki Haley opening up a clear lead over Ron DeSantis.

    January 11, 2024

    A quarter of Americans believe FBI instigated Jan. 6, Post-UMD poll finds

    More than 3 in 10 Republicans have adopted the falsehood that the FBI conspired to cause the Capitol riot, a Post-UMD poll finds.

    January 4, 2024

    Republican loyalty to Trump, rioters climbs in 3 years after Jan. 6 attack

    Republicans are less likely to believe that those who stormed the Capitol were “mostly violent” and less likely to believe that Trump bears responsibility for Jan. 6, a Post-UMD survey found.

    January 2, 2024

    Ron DeSantis says Trump’s indictments ‘distorted’ GOP presidential race

    “I would say if I could have one thing change, I wish Trump hadn’t been indicted on any of this stuff,” DeSantis told the Christian Broadcasting Network.

    December 21, 2023

    Trump leads GOP field by more than 4 to 1 in Michigan, Post-Monmouth poll finds

    Democrats are much less enthusiastic about Biden than Republicans are about Trump.

    December 14, 2023

    Trump leads big in New Hampshire as Haley rises, Post-Monmouth poll finds

    The poll confirms other polls that show former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley moving into second place, albeit a distant second.

    November 17, 2023

    Our Republican debate poll finds Nikki Haley won

    Fifty-three percent of Republican debate watchers are now considering voting for the former U.N. ambassador, up from 45 percent before the debate.

    November 9, 2023