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Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 80% – Poll
Ria Novosti ^ | 3-26-2014 | Ramil Sitdikov

Posted on 03/26/2014 2:20:56 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has reached 80 percent, with a majority of Russians saying the country is heading in the right direction, an independent pollster said Wednesday.

A poll by the Levada Center said public support for the Russian leader rose by 8 percent since Putin delivered an address to parliament on Crimea before the predominantly Russian-speaking region rejoined Russia last week.

Levada said Putin's approval rating peaked at 85 percent in spring 2008, when Dmitry Medvedev, now prime minister, succeeded him as president.

Another poll by Levada last week said a majority of Russians believe their country is a great power and an important player in the international arena.

Some 63 percent of respondents said modern Russia has regained the status of a superpower, the highest level in the history of the poll, conducted by the Levada Center since the 2000s.

Putin was named International Person of the Year by Britain's The Times newspaper in December, for succeeding in his ambition of reestablishing Moscow as a critical player in solving international problems.

According to the poll released Wednesday, only 18 percent of respondents did not approve of Putin's performance as president.

The survey was conducted March 21-24 among 1,600 respondents across 130 cities in Russia. The statistical margin of error was 3.4 percent.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; crimea; ibtz; poll; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; ukraine
For what it's worth....

Given the beatdown Russia has taken since the 90's, I find it quite believable that Russia flexing its muscles on the world stage would be popular back home.

1 posted on 03/26/2014 2:20:56 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

same thing happened to Hitler


2 posted on 03/26/2014 2:23:30 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: tcrlaf

And Obama’s disapproval sinks to 59%.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137656/posts


3 posted on 03/26/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: tcrlaf
Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has reached 80 percent,

I wonder how close to 80% approval rating Putin would be in our country?

4 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:00 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: tcrlaf

See previous thread: Obama DISapproval hits 59%


5 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:12 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: tcrlaf

Well, well, well, O’bummer’s approval rating is just 1/2 of that. Obummer loses again.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:53 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: molson209

“same thing happened to Hitler”

Yes, it did.
And it encouraged him to push the weak leaders of the world even more.

Just like now.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf
Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 80% – Poll

And that's just here in America! At least that's what I believe it would be if the question asked was "Who would you prefer for a leader, Putin or Obama?" :^)

8 posted on 03/26/2014 2:27:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: tcrlaf

What approval do you give him? 110%?


9 posted on 03/26/2014 2:30:10 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: tcrlaf
Given the beatdown Russia has taken since the 90's, I find it quite believable that Russia flexing its muscles on the world stage would be popular back home.

Yes, of course. Add to that the fact that nearly all average Russians consider Crimea to be part of Russia for 300+ years (like it or not, dear readers), and stories from its history (such as battling the Turks, British, French) are some of the most well-known in Russian literature. Not very different from USA's "wild-west" lore.

10 posted on 03/26/2014 2:30:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: tcrlaf

Putin’s flat rejection of the homosexual agenda has more than a little to do with his popularity, of course the MSM will never whisper a word about that.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 2:37:15 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: tcrlaf
Private citizens in Russia are doing ‘sanctions’ against Obama...Very freeperish... Obama can't drink coffee here - or bank there... They need to include Kerry in their signs...
12 posted on 03/26/2014 2:37:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Mastador1

At least Putin loves his country and wants to restore its former power and respect. Gotta give him credit for that.

Our president is doing just the opposite.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: GOPJ

They need to include Kerry in their signs...

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They should deny Kerry’s sailboat any access to their ports on the Black Sea. lol


14 posted on 03/26/2014 2:40:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tcrlaf

All people admire real heroes, nothing strange here.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 2:41:08 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: molson209

Putin...the conservative alternative for dupes who know nothing about conservatism.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 2:47:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m not surprised at all and guess what?

Putin isn’t either.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 2:51:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Starboard
They should deny Kerry’s sailboat any access to their ports on the Black Sea. lol

Yes, and they should have that picture of Kerry windsurfing - the picture that made Obama on his bike look 'manly'... the yellow shorts ones.. That Kerry picture should be put on their 'no sailing on the Black Sea' posters. LOL

18 posted on 03/26/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: tcrlaf

Easy to admire a leader that works on behalf of his country’s interests and power. One that sees the West decaying and dying, in a cesspool of depravity and homosex, and enacts measures that ensure his country’s long-term survival. No surprise at all.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 2:57:57 PM PDT by greene66
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To: elhombrelibre; tcrlaf
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20 posted on 03/26/2014 3:04:05 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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Congratulations comrade, trclaf, on your appointment as First Sergeant in the FreeRepublic Platoon of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade! Your duties will include licking comrade Putin's boots, so you will need to move you mouth about 3 feet south of where it is at the moment.

21 posted on 03/26/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna; tcrlaf
Putin's butt boys will like that.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-ukraine-crisis-usa-idUSBREA2P22120140326

22 posted on 03/26/2014 3:09:12 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: greene66
Oh, you mean like this guy:


23 posted on 03/26/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: greene66
Or maybe this one:


24 posted on 03/26/2014 3:12:10 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

They should get a room.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 3:14:06 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Clearly, as disgusting as his slobbering is to the rest of us, they should. But as everyone knows "Butch" Putin [AKA The Shirtless Wonder®] is an exhibitionist, and tcrlaf is not ashamed of his public displays of affection for Vlad The Inhaler.
26 posted on 03/26/2014 3:18:59 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: greene66
Hitler thought the West was decadent too. Putin does too. Hitler never stole as much for his personal benefit as Putin has from the Russians. He has $75 billion. No biggie to his fans. He's still just an ascetic nationalist trying to help restore the much put upon Russian people, whom he's been robbing for years.

By the way, when Reagan, Thatcher, Poland's Solidarity, and the Pope were fighting Putin's communist bosses, Putin was serving in the KGB. When the Berlin Wall fell, Putin had 14 years of service with the KGB. His dad too worked in the Soviet's secret police. He's a swell guy, though. So what if he's personally immoral and corrupt, right? Let's praise him for his cruelty to Ukraine where he can prove he's a tough guy.

27 posted on 03/26/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Who said I was a supporter of Putin? I just give him a tip-of-the-hat, as a leader who both lives in the world of political and historical reality, and works to ensure his country’s strength and survival.

Something we don’t have in America, which is decaying economically, militarily, culturally, and morally. Descending into a sewer of dope, depravity and homosex. And ultimately may no longer be an entity worth preserving or fighting for, as it continues down its path of embracing evil.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 3:38:07 PM PDT by greene66
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To: elhombrelibre

We can understand Putin’s motives—Obama is an enigma. He seems to want America to be humbled and forced to become weak and helpless (cutting military etc..._) Why? This clear difference is why some praise an autocrat like Putin. It is no wonder that Russians like Putin—some still like Stalin after all.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 8:26:18 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: elhombrelibre

>> Hitler never stole as much for his personal benefit

Does life and blood count?


30 posted on 03/26/2014 8:28:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: tcrlaf

The One may consider invading Nova Scotia to get his number up!


31 posted on 03/26/2014 9:54:05 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Gene Eric

It counts as to the magnitude of his crimes, but it’s not a way to judge personal self enrichment.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 11:21:42 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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