32% of Russians have positive attitude towards Putin, 15% are indifferent, and 6% admitted to disdain his person - Opinion poll
According to a study by the Russian Levada Center, 32% of Russians are positively disposed towards Russian President Vladimir Putin, of which 8% express admiration. Another 30% of Russians do not see anything bad in their president.
Reportedly, 15% of respondents are neutral or indifferent to Putin.
8% of Russians cannot say anything good about him, while 6% admitted to antipathy and aversion to Putin.
24% of Russians sympathize with their president. Putin had the same figure in October 2011.
Since 2017, the generally positive (sympathy and admiration) attitude towards Putin has decreased by 10 percentage points, while the neutral and distancing attitude has grown by 7% to 61%.
At the same time, as of October 2019, a total of 70% approve of Putin’s activities – of them 26% unconditionally support and 44% rather support. These figures were the highest for Putin in 2014 – 34% and 51% respectively.
28% of respondents do not approve of Putin’s work. Last year, this indicator was 32%, and in October 2014 – only 13%. A year earlier, in October 2013, the level of disapproval was the highest for the period from 2012 to 2019 – 36%.
The survey was conducted on October 24-30, 2019 on a representative all-Russian sample of urban and rural population of 1616 people aged 18 years and over in 137 settlements.
QHA media reported that according to a poll conducted by the Russian Levada Center, almost 40% of Russians did not want to see the current president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, as president after the next election in 2024, but 54% were in favor.