For current President of Russia is now ready to vote about the same Russians, and that was 5 years ago.
The relevant data of the survey published the “Public opinion Foundation” (FOM). The study was conducted on 4 and 5 August.
For Putin now ready to vote 45% of Russians of those who participated in the survey.
Respondents were asked a question, which probably did not surprise anyone in Russia: “Imagine that next Sunday will again be the election of the President of the Russian Federation. Please tell us for which candidate would You vote for?” Allow you to select the only answer.
According to the survey, the current Putin’s rating is the lowest since 2013. Then he also made up 45%.
For comparison, from late 2016 to June 2018, Putin’s rating has never fallen below 60%.
In less than six months has also collapsed and the rating of trust to the Russian President.
The question “do You trust or not trust Vladimir Putin?” the answer is “of course we trust” in August of 2018 chose only every fourth Russian (24%). In March of this year, the figure was 43%. Option “definitely do not trust” was chosen by 17% of respondents.
At the same time, according to the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM), the level of confidence in Putin is 35.9 percent. In mid-July of this year it was 37.9%.
By the way, on 9 August the Russian ruble for the first time in nearly two years fell to a mark of 66 rubles to the dollar amid reports on the introduction of new US sanctions against Russia.