Russia: Putin stable level of confidence

Brussels 21.10.2022 The Russian citizens’ confidence in President Vladimir Putin dropped by 0.3% and stood at 80.6%, according to the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center that published the results of a survey conducted from October 10 to 16 among 1,600 respondents aged over 18.

“When asked about trust in Putin, 80.6% of respondents answered positively (-0.3% over the week), the approval rate of the Russian president’s work was 77% (+1.4 % over the week),” the pollsters noted.

Positive assessment figures for the Prime Minister and the Russian government stood at 52.6% (+1.8%) and 52% (+2.2%), respectively,” the report stressed. Mikhail Mishustin was trusted by 62.8% of respondents (+0.4% over the week).

Those surveyed also expressed their confidence in the heads of various parliamentary factions. Russia’s Communist Party (CPRF) leader Gennady Zyuganov was trusted by 34.7% of respondents, Sergey Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia – For Truth, received 31.9% (-1.2%), the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Leonid Slutsky got 17.6% (-0.7%), and the leader of The New People party Alexey Nechaev procured 8.5% (-3.4%).

The poll also revealed that the level of support for the United Russia party stood at 41%, with the CPRF still supported by 10.1%. The LDPR got 8.2% (-0.9%), A Just Russia – For Truth was supported by 5.8% (+0.5%), and The New People party’s figures came to 5.8% (+0.5%).