The Russian public’s level of confidence in President Vladimir Putin fell by 0.6 percentage points to 79.5% in the past week, according to a poll published by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center on Friday.
“When asked if they trusted Putin, 79.5% of the poll’s participants said yes (a 0.6 percentage point drop from the week before). The share of people who approved of the way the president is handling his job was 75.8% (0.7 percentage points lower than last week),” the pollster said.
A total of 50.6% of those polled said they approved of the Russian government’s work (a 0.3 percentage point increase) and 52.8% approve of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s work (a 0.3 percentage point drop). As many as 62.3% of respondents said they trusted Mishustin (a 1.1 percentage point decline from the week before).
As for the leaders of the parliamentary parties, 33.5% of those surveyed trust leader of the Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov (a 0.5 percentage point rise from the previous week), 33.2% trust leader of the A Just Russia – For Truth party Sergey Mironov (a 4.6 percentage point increase), seven percent said they trusted Chairman of the New People party Alexey Nechayev (1.4 percentage points lower than last week) and 15% of the poll’s participants trust leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Leonid Slutsky (a 0.8 percentage point drop).
The level of popular support for the United Russia party stands at 40.4% (a 0.1 percentage point rise from the week before). The level increased by 0.4 percentage points to 10.3% for the Russian Communist Party and rose by 0.5 percentage points to 4.7% for the New People party. The Russian Liberal Democratic Party saw a 0.8 percentage point decline to 8.1%, while popular support for the A Just Russia – For Truth party dropped by 0.7 percentage points to 5.4%.