Poll: 31 percent of voters approve of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s job performance
MILWAUKEE — A survey by Public Policy Polling, a firm that aligns with the Democratic Party, finds that 62 percent of voters in Milwaukee County disapprove of the job Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is doing.
Just 31 percent of voters approve of his job performance, according to the poll.
A news release providing the poll results also says:
“Beyond that, voters consider (Sheriff Clarke) to be somewhat of a national embarrassment. 65% say that he’s had a negative impact on Milwaukee County’s image nationally, to only 29% who think he’s had a positive impact. White voters (34/59 approval for Clarke) and black voters (22/72 approval for Clarke) are united in their negative feelings toward him.”
Fran McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for Clarke, responded to a request for comment by pointing to two articles that question PPP’s methodology and accuracy.
Public Policy Polling said it surveyed 1,260 Milwaukee County voters, including 722 Democratic primary voters, from January 27th to 29th. The margin of error is +/-2.8 percent for the overall sample, and +/-3.7 percent for the Democratic primary voter sample.
Participants were selected through a list based sample, and responded via landline telephone calls, the firm said.