Sunday, 14 September 2014
Putin's sky-high rating grows by five more percent
Vladimir Putin's electoral rating in Russia has grown over the past month. If presidential elections were held in the near future, 57% of all respondents, or 87% of those who have already decided on their choice would vote for the incumbent head of state, a research conducted by Levada Center said. The poll was conducted in August. In a similar study conducted in July, the number of respondents sharing similar views made up 52 and 82 percent respectively. Since the beginning of 2014, Putin's electoral rating, according to to Levada, has grown by almost 30 percent. In January, only 29 percent of respondents were ready to vote for Putin. The indicator rose sharply in March, after Russia reunited with the Crimea. After the Crimea became a Russian territory, Putin's electoral rating has been steadily. At the same time, in late August, sociologists said that the number of Russians, who approve and support the activities of Putin, has decreased for the first time over an expensive period of time.