Monday, August 29, 2011

The popularity of Putin dropped 20 points in three years

The rating Elections Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, fell 20 points to 39% from the peak recorded in 2008, according to a survey of independent Levada Center published Friday, August 26. Vladimir Putin, President from 2000 to 2008, remains the most popular politician in the country. His ratings had peaked in 2008 (58%), at the height of the blitz with Georgia for the control of a separatist Georgian Republic.

For its part, the election symbol of the current president, Dmitri Medvedev, was stable at 28%, according to the Levada survey conducted between August 23 and 19 from a representative sample of 1600 people. In addition, the number of people who would vote for any candidate other than Mr.

Medvedev rose to 30% in August 2011, against 14% three years ago. "People tend to take Medvedev in charge of the country's problems. Putin is rather considered as the national leader who solves the crisis," said a spokesman for Levada. The two men maintain the suspense about their electoral intentions for the presidential March 2012.

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