MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. The level of Russian citizens' confidence in President Vladimir Putin has dropped by 1.5 percentage points in one week, reaching 78%, according to a survey by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center published on Friday.
"When asked about [their] confidence in Vladimir Putin, 78% of those polled answered positively (-1.5 percentage points over one week). The level of approval of the Russian president's work was 73.7% (-2.1 percentage points over the week)," the report noted.
The Russian government’s work was approved by 49% of the respondents (-1.6 percentage points), while Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s endeavors were approved by 52.2% of those polled (-0.6 percentage points over one week). The report specified that the prime minister is trusted by 61.3% of the respondents (-1 percentage point over the week).
Those surveyed also expressed their opinions about the leadership of Russia’s parliamentary factions. Thus, 33.1% trust CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov (-0.4 percentage points per week), Sergey Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia - For Truth, gained 32.1% (-1.1 percentage points over one week), the leader of The New People party Alexey Nechaev received 8.6% (+1.6 percentage points over the week), while LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky got 17% (+2 percentage points per week).
The level of support for the United Russia party stood at 38.5% (-1.9 percentage points over one week), with the CPRF supported by 10.4% (+0.1 percentage points over the week). The New People party’s figures came to 4.6% (-0.1 percentage points per week), while the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) got 8.9% (+0.8 percentage points over one week), and A Just Russia - For Truth was supported by 5.6% (+0.2 percentage points over the week).
The survey was conducted from November 7 to 13 among 1,600 respondents aged over 18.