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Putin tops list of most trusted politicians in Russia — poll

The trio of the most trusted politicians also includes Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu

MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin outshines other Russian politicians in the credibility rating, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed on Thursday.

"Vladimir Putin continues to be way ahead of other politicians in the credibility ranking (this figure changed from 53.1% to 49.6% during the month). According to the latest poll, the trio of the most trusted politicians also includes (Prime Minister) Dmitry Medvedev (17.6%) and (Defense Minister) Sergey Shoigu (17.3%)," the pollster said.

According to the poll results, during the week of March 27-April 2, the Russian president enjoyed a 82.7% approval rating, while the prime minister’s performance was assessed positively by 54.8% of the respondents, and the government’s performance was seen positively by 61.5%.

The survey was conducted on the basis of interviews with 600 respondents in at least 80 Russian regions. The margin of error does not exceed 1.9%.