Skip to comments.60% of Russians would vote for Putin if elections were held now
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 Putins electoral rating remains stable and exceeds that before the presidential elections in 2012. Putins rating increased by 7 percent in the last week and by 15 percent in the last month.
Political scientists and sociologists believe that Putins 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 Putins 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 Putins personal project. The Olympic Games added some 7-8 percent [to the presidents rating]. Crimea game just as much and this was before March 19. Clearly, yesterdays 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 Putins electoral rating to the success of the Olympic Games and the incorporation of Crimea into Russia.
He believes that Putins electoral rating may grow to 84 percent.
Obummer has only a 43% approval rating here.
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.
What were the Chancellor's poll numbers like when he retook Alsace?
Pretty high, I'd bet.
A clear reflection in polls of one politician that supports the homosexual agenda and one who advocates Pro Family Values.
60% of Russians would vote for Putin if they were truly allowed to vote.
Ummm, from the polls I’ve seen, O’Crapper is down at 39%
Obama is a strong horse. That’s why every one lines up to show him respect.
Adolf Hitler was extremely popular too - why don’t you praise him as your “conservative” hero?
That’s because Russia is full of serfs, and Americans have had their fill of the clown in the White House.
Can’t help wondering if Putin wouldn’t pull more votes in the US than Obama...
Our adversary has a record of real accomplishments.
Can you name one that Obama has?
Is that 60% in Russia, or the US?
And compared to Crimea - Obamacare is so overrated.
Apparently, Godwin’s Law is still in force.
Since he won two years ago with 63% of the vote, his popularity is actually down.
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.
I guess you want Jimmy Carter. The 70s are calling again for your foreign policy.
People gravitate to a strong leader who stands up for his country. That’s what Putin is doing.
Why don’t you get back to licking Obama’s boots?
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.