Confidence in Putin reaches record low in 13 years, All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center

Confidence in Putin reaches record low in 13 years, All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center

At the same time, 65% of respondents endorse the President’s work.

The number of Russians, ready to entrust the solution of important state issues to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has reached a minimum over the past 13 years (31.7%), as it follows from the poll results conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. However, 65% of respondents in general endorse the activities of the president. The respondents expressed the least trust in relation to oppositionists Alexey Navalny (1.5%) and Ksenia Sobchak (0.1%). 

The question the sociologists have posed to the Russians was the following: “We all trust some people, others we don’t. And if we talk about politicians, whom do you trust, and to whom would you not entrust the solution of important state issues?” 

The top ten most mentioned were in descending order are the following politicians: Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu (14.8%), Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (13%), LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky (8.8%), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (7,6%), the Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov (5.5%), businessman Pavel Grudinin (3%), leader of Spravedlivaya Rossiya Sergey Mironov (1.5%), oppositionists Alexey Navalny and Ksenia Sobchak.

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