MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The Russian public’s confidence in President Vladimir Putin rose by 1% to 80.6% over the week, that’s according to the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) that published the results of a survey conducted from March 14 to 20 among 1,600 respondents in 80 country’s regions.
The survey center said, "80.6% of Russians said they trust Vladimir Putin (+1% over the week). The level of approval of the Russian president’s work was 77.9% which is 0.7% more than the week before," the statement said.
The level of positive assessment of the Prime Minister and the Russian government over the past week amounted to 51.6% (+0.9% over the week) and 51.6% (-0.4% over the week), respectively. As for the question of confidence in Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, 62.6% responded positively (0.6% more than the week before).
Respondents also commented on the work of the heads of parliamentary factions. Thus, according to the survey, 45.9% of respondents favored the work of Vladimir Zhirinovsky (+6.4% over the week), Gennady Zyuganov got the approval of 28.7% of those surveyed (+0.2% over the week), Sergey Mironov was supported by 30.6% of the respondents (+2% over the week), and Alexey Nechaev took home an approval rating of only 8.4% (+1.1% over a week ago).
The level of support for a number of political parties rose over the week. In particular, it concerns United Russia - 41.8% (+1.8% over the week), and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) - 7.9% (+0.7% over the week). Other parties lost their support: the CPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) - 11.1% (-0.7% over the week), The New People - 4.9% (-0.3% over the week), and A Just Russia - For Truth - 5.4% (-0.9%).