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Poll shows most Russians satisfied with outcome of presidential election

March 23, 14:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Only 7% of those polled expressed mistrust in the results

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MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. The overwhelming majority of Russian citizens expressed satisfaction with the results of the March 18 presidential election, according to a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

According to the survey, 87% of Russians said they were satisfied with the election, while 60% said the voting results corresponded to the people’s will.

Only 7% of those polled expressed mistrust in the results, the pollster said.

Most Russians (60%) also said they know nothing of violations during the election that ended with incumbent President Vladimir Putin’s landslide victory.

According to the Russian Central Election Commission, Putin won 76.69% of the vote. Trailing far behind the president was Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin (11.77%) who ended in second place, while leader of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, (5.65%) came in at a distant third.

Some 2,000 adult Russians took part in the telephone survey conducted by the state-run pollster on March 19-20, 2018. The margin of sampling error is no more than 2.2% with a 95% probability.

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