30 May 2019

Putin's ratings hit an all-time low

Data from the Russia Public Opinion Research Center reveals that Putin's trust ratings went down drastically over the last twelve months. 

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Why this story matters:

Only 31.7% of respondents would "trust [the president of the Russian Federation] with the resolution of important state issues. In May 2018, it was 47.7% of respondents.

The decrease marks a watershed moment for Russia, where Putin has mostly enjoyed high trust ratings throughout his nearly two decades of rule.

The president's trust index, compiled by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, went from 45% to 25%.

Meanwhile, only 6.6% of the respondents answered that they mistrust Putin, but the numbers have nevertheless risen since May 2018, when 2.3% of the respondents answered yes. 

Details from the story:

  • Vladimir Putin's political trust indicator was 31.7%.
  • Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu (14.8%) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov (13%) were second and third positions on the list.
  • The electoral rating of the governing United Russia party was 34.7%.
  • The Communist Party of the Russian Federation was a distant second in the polls with 15.3%
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