Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Putin’s Poll Numbers at Two-Year High

Almost 68 percent of Russians approve of  President Vladimir Putin leadership, according to a report published by the WCIOM All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

The respondents named two major events as having an effect. 53 percent say it's the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine, including the situation on the Crimean Peninsula. 42 percent say the main event of the past few weeks was the successful completion of the Sochi Olympics, and the preparations for the Paralympic Games.

A similar poll conducted in late February also indicated that public support for the Russian President was at the same level of just below 68 percent. This is the highest index since May 2012 when Putin’s inauguration boosted public support to 68.8 percent.

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