Putin approval rating still on downward trend
46% of the polled Russians are willing to give Vladimir Putin a vote, while the same amount still trusts United Russia.
In the new 2019, the credibility rating to the President of the Russian Federation has decreased by two percent from 33% at the end of December to 31% in January. At the end of the previous year, 35% of respondents trusted Vladimir Putin, according to a survey of the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM).
The study shows that the electoral rating of the President of Russia has also decreased. 6% of the polled Russians are willing to give Vladimir Putin a vote and the same amount still trusts United Russia. In December, 47% of citizens said they would vote for the current president. The number of those who disapproved Putin’s performance has increased from 26% in December to 27% in January.
Officials that follow Putin in the confidence rating are the former presidential nominee from the Communist Party, Pavel Grudinin (11%), and the Liberal Democratic Party leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky (10%).
Previously, Levada Center noted that the rating is affected by the deterioration of economic conditions, skyrocketing prices and the pension reform aftermath.
The survey of the Public Opinion Foundation was conducted on January 12–13 in 104 settlements of 53 regions of Russia with 1.5 thousand respondents.
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