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60% of Russians would vote for Putin if elections were held now
Itar-Tass ^ | 03/19/2014 | Itar-Tass

Posted on 03/19/2014 12:44:42 PM PDT by goldstategop

MOSCOW, March 19, /ITAR-TASS/. 60% of respondents would vote for President Vladimir Putin if elections were held on the nearest Sunday, according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation on March 16.

Three thousand respondents in 204 towns in 64 Russian regions took part in the poll. The margin of error was 3.3 percent.

Analysts say that the results of the poll indicate that Putin’s electoral rating remains stable and exceeds that before the presidential elections in 2012. Putin’s rating increased by 7 percent in the last week and by 15 percent in the last month.

Political scientists and sociologists believe that Putin’s current electoral rating suggests that in a real election he would won the first round with a landslide vote of more than 80 percent.

Dmitry Abzalov, President of the Centre of Strategic Communications, told ITAR-TASS that the growth of Putin’s rating reflects the public understanding of the degree of responsibility assumed by the head of state when he was making the decision on Crimea.

The rating was also boosted by the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

“As for Crimea, it is responsibility which, in the minds of people, the head of state assumes,” Abzalov said, adding that the rating was also pushed up by foreign policy success which is “perceived as the personal decision of the president and his personal responsibility.”

The Sochi Olympics are also regarded by people as Putin’s personal project. “The Olympic Games added some 7-8 percent [to the president’s rating]. Crimea game just as much and this was before March 19. Clearly, yesterday’s statements and events [admission of Crimea and Sevastopol into Russia] would increase it further,” Abzalov said.

Pavel Danilin, Director-General of the Centre for Political Analysis, also attributed the growth of Putin’s electoral rating to the success of the Olympic Games and the incorporation of Crimea into Russia.

He believes that Putin’s electoral rating may grow to 84 percent.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: itartass; poll; presidentputin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
A President with an 84% approval rating. If an election in Russia was held today, President Putin would win re-election in a landslide.

Obummer has only a 43% approval rating here.

1 posted on 03/19/2014 12:44:42 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

What was that Osama Bin said about people naturally gravitating to The Strong Horse? There is some truth in that, even though strength is not always in indicator of wisdom, or even fairness.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 12:49:24 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: goldstategop
Of course a leader who "repatriates" land that was "stolen" from his country is going to be wildly popular.

What were the Chancellor's poll numbers like when he retook Alsace?

Pretty high, I'd bet.

3 posted on 03/19/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: goldstategop

A clear reflection in polls of one politician that supports the homosexual agenda and one who advocates Pro Family Values.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 12:50:38 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: goldstategop

60% of Russians would vote for Putin if they were truly allowed to vote.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: goldstategop

Ummm, from the polls I’ve seen, O’Crapper is down at 39%


6 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: lee martell

Obama is a strong horse. That’s why every one lines up to show him respect.

Just kidding!


7 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Adolf Hitler was extremely popular too - why don’t you praise him as your “conservative” hero?


8 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:08 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: goldstategop

That’s because Russia is full of serfs, and Americans have had their fill of the clown in the White House.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:38 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: goldstategop

Can’t help wondering if Putin wouldn’t pull more votes in the US than Obama...


10 posted on 03/19/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Samogon

Our adversary has a record of real accomplishments.

Can you name one that Obama has?


11 posted on 03/19/2014 12:55:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Is that 60% in Russia, or the US?


12 posted on 03/19/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

In Russia.

And compared to Crimea - Obamacare is so overrated.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 12:57:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Samogon

Apparently, Godwin’s Law is still in force.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 12:57:36 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Lee'sGhost
60% of Russians would vote for Putin if they were truly allowed to vote.

Since he won two years ago with 63% of the vote, his popularity is actually down.

15 posted on 03/19/2014 12:58:47 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: goldstategop

I prefer Obama’s ineptitude to Putin’s out-of-this-world pure evil. If you consider driving the world towards nuclear Armageddon a worthy accomplishment - you probably should join your comrades in Russia.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 12:59:12 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Samogon

I guess you want Jimmy Carter. The 70s are calling again for your foreign policy.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

People gravitate to a strong leader who stands up for his country. That’s what Putin is doing.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:07 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Samogon

Why don’t you get back to licking Obama’s boots?


19 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:09 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Samogon

I remember when this was a pro-western, pro-American, pro-conservative website. Now, the “it’s Obama’s fault” conservatives want to be quislings. Sad. But some are just superficial.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 1:03:18 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: goldstategop
Only 60%?

Ol NK Kim is 100% /s

21 posted on 03/19/2014 1:03:37 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Do you need a point-by-point comparison? Putin fits every definition of a fascist dictator. Just Wikipedia:

Fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation[5][8][9][10] and asserts that stronger nations have the right to expand their territory by displacing weaker nations.[11]


22 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Luke21

Why don’t you just suck on something besides Putin’s little pu?


23 posted on 03/19/2014 1:05:43 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: goldstategop

No, I want a strong and assertive USA to kick Putin’s little nazi ass. Along with his domestic admirers.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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Let me know when 0zer0 hits 35%.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:32 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: goldstategop

His approval will never equal H.W. Bush’s approval, before we voted him out of office.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: goldstategop

Obviously, America is not the only country with low information voters.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 1:21:13 PM PDT by mom of young patriots
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To: goldstategop

Apparently a number of Freepers would vote for Putin, too.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Samogon

Russia lost over 20 million people fighting Nazis.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: goldstategop

If our illegal alien from Kenya were running today against Putin (just as legal as obama) I wonder how that would come out?


30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:52:26 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: goldstategop
"Can you name one that Obama has?"

Yes, the single handed destruction of the world's foremost superpower to banana-republic status in five years.

31 posted on 03/19/2014 1:56:52 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: Samogon

I’m looking for someone like Putin. Who is feared.

Read your Machiavelli.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 1:57:37 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Samogon

And if you STILL think all of the destruction that our AntiChrist in Chief has wrought is a matter of ineptitude, your voter registration card needs to be recalled.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: goldstategop

You should understand that polling and voting under United Russia is a big joke.

No one believes it’s even mildly honest. The outcome is pre-determined.

That said, he’s undoubtedly popular for doing this. Have heard many Russians tell me “we’re gonna get the land back”.

The question is...going back how far?

Do they think the border ends in Budapest or Berlin?


34 posted on 03/19/2014 2:06:15 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: goldstategop

Which would you rather have, thug Putin kicking sand in our face, or our president Owormtongue stabbing us in the back? Fortunately you don’t have to choose as you get to have both for only a modest fee (tax).


35 posted on 03/19/2014 2:07:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

Heck, a good % of Americans would vote for Putin—if he was runnin’ in the US. Do we even have anyone like him out there? So old general or something? Who?


36 posted on 03/19/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: goldstategop

If Russia’s voting laws are as lacking as our own I might even vote for him.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 2:29:00 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Regulator

That’s BS. If Putin is so popular in Russia then he wouldn’t have any need to screw with the vote. Face it: Russian are serfs who voted in their new master and want him to remake their evil empire. Russians are an inferior people and have always will be an inferior people who will never understand the true nature of freedom and personal responsibility.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 6:03:22 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Yeah, the same idiots who elected Obama.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 6:15:13 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

So what? Stalin and Hitler were allies waiting to stab each other in the back, but Hitler struck first. Russia didn’t fight Hitler out of the goodness of their commie hearts.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 8:44:17 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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