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Four out of five Russians trust Putin, according to poll

The poll involved 1,600 adult Russians

MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. The Russian public’s level of confidence in President Vladimir Putin remained at 80% between February 27 and March 5, according to a poll released by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center on Friday.

"When asked if they trusted Putin, 80% of the poll’s participants said ‘yes’ (with no change from the previous week). The share of people who approve of the way the president is handling his job fell by 0.2 percentage points to 76.7%," the pollster said.

A total of 52.1% of those polled said they approved of the Russian government’s work (a 0.8 percentage point decline) and 53.3% approved of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s work (a 1.3 percentage point drop). As many as 61.8% of respondents said they trusted Mishustin (a 1.5 percentage point decrease).

As for the leaders of the parliamentary parties, 34.2% of those surveyed trust leader of the Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov (a 1.8 percentage point drop), 33.7% trust leader of the A Just Russia - For Truth party Sergey Mironov (a 0.3 percentage point decline), 16.9% of the poll’s participants trust leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Leonind Slutsky (a 0.2 percentage point fall) and 6.3% said they trusted Chairman of the New People party Alexey Nechayev (a 2.5 percentage point drop).

The level of popular support for the United Russia party stood at 38.8% (a 0.4 percentage point fall). The level dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 10.3% for the Russian Communist Party and rose by 0.5 percentage points to 8.7% for the Russian Liberal Democratic Party. The A Just Russia - For Truth party saw a 0.3 percentage point decline to 5.3%, while popular support for the New People party dropped by 0.5% to 4.4%.

The poll involved 1,600 adult Russians.