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Share of Russians who trust Putin rises from 38 to 41% over one week — poll

April 24, 2015, 12:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Only 5% of the respondents don't trust the president, and 7% negatively assess Putin's work
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Vladimir Putin having tea with people that suffered from wildfires in Russia's Siberia

Vladimir Putin having tea with people that suffered from wildfires in Russia's Siberia

© Alexey Druzhinin/TASS

MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s electoral rating has grown over the last weeks and reached 76%, according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Fund (POF) and published on Friday.

The president’s electoral rating reached record 76% at the end of March. At the beginning of April, 75% of respondents said they were ready to vote for Putin if the election was held next Sunday. In 2014, Putin’s electoral rating stood at 64%, according to POF sociologists.

Over the last week, the number of those who trust the president has grown from 38 to 41% The number of respondents who trust Putin "to a certain extent" has fallen from 47 to 44%. Five percent of people still do not trust the Russian president. Eighty-four percent of Russians said they positively assess Putin’s work, while seven percent of people hold the opposite opinion.

Around 4% of Russians are ready to vote for Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky in presidential election. Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov would receive three percent of votes. One percent of respondents said they would vote for businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, who ran for president in 2012. Eight percent of respondents said they would not go to the polls, while five percent of people could not answer the question.

The poll was conducted by POF on April 18-19 in 64 Russian subjects. Around 3,000 people took part in the poll.

Infographics Vladimir Putin's approval rating in October Vladimir Putin's approval rating in October
Russian President’s approval and disapproval rating over the first three weeks of October, 2014, according to Russia’s Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM). Infographics by TASS

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