MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. The Russian public’s level of confidence in President Vladimir Putin increased by 0.4 percentage points to 78.5% on January 16-22, according to a poll released by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center on Friday.
"When asked if they trusted Putin, 78.5% of the poll’s participants said ‘yes’ (a 0.4 percentage point rise from a previous rating). The share of people who approve of the way the president is handling his job rose by 0.3 percentage points to 75.5%," the pollster said.
A total of 51.3% of those polled said they approved of the Russian government’s work (a 0.8 percentage point increase) and 53.3% approved of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s work (a 0.1 percentage point rise). As many as 62.4% of respondents said they trusted Mishustin (a 0.2 percentage point drop).
As for the leaders of the parliamentary parties, 32.2% of those surveyed trust leader of the Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov (a 0.3 percentage point drop), 31.4% trust leader of the A Just Russia — For Truth party Sergey Mironov (a 2.5 percentage point increase), 9% said they trusted Chairman of the New People party Alexey Nechayev (0.8 percentage point fall) and 16.5% of the poll’s participants trust leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Leonid Slutsky (a 0.7 percentage point decline).
The level of popular support for the United Russia party stood at 38.7% (a 0.1 percentage point decrease). The level increased by 0.4 percentage points to 11% for the Russian Communist Party and rose by 0.7 percentage points to 4.6% for the New People party. The Russian Liberal Democratic Party saw a 0.1 percentage point decline to 9.1%, while popular support for the A Just Russia — For Truth party shrank by 0.5 percentage points to 5.2%.
The poll involving 1,600 adult respondents was conducted on January 16-22.