MOSCOW, August 26. /TASS/. The level of the Russian public’s confidence in President Vladimir Putin rose by 1.2 percentage points to 81.2% in the past week, according to a poll published by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center on Friday.
The poll involving 1,600 respondents over 18 years of age was conducted on August 15-21.
"When asked if they trusted Putin, 81.2% of the poll’s participants said yes (a 1.2 percentage point rise from the week before). The share of people approving of the way the president is handling his job was 78.4% (0.6 percentage points higher than last week)," the pollster said.
A total of 52.6% of those polled said they approved of the Russian government’s work (a 0.4 percentage point increase) and 50.9% approve of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s work (a 1.2 percentage point drop). As many as 62.9% of respondents said they trusted Mishustin (a decline of 0.9 percentage points).
As for the leaders of parliamentary parties, 36.7% of those surveyed trust leader of the Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov (a 3.1 percentage point rise from the previous week), 31.5% trust leader of the A Just Russia - For Truth party Sergey Mironov (a 0.3 percentage point increase), 10.2% said they trusted Chairman of the New People party Alexey Nechayev (0.4 percentage points higher than last week) and 17.5% of the poll’s participants trust leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Leonid Slutsky (a 1.1 percentage point drop).
The level of popular support for the United Russia party stood at 39.3% (a 0.1 percentage point decline from the week before). The level dropped by 0.6 percentage points to 10.7% for the Russian Communist Party and declined by 0.1 percentage points to 4.3% for the New People party. The Russian Liberal Democratic Party saw a 0.8 percentage point rise to 8.6%, while popular support for the A Just Russia - For Truth remained at 5.4%.