Putin's rating drops to lowest point in nearly two decades

Source : 112 Ukraine

Nevertheless, support for his plan to extend his rule for years ahead has risen
12:32, 7 May 2020

President of the Russian Federation

Level of support for President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has slipped to its lowest level in more than two decades, Reuters reports.

Such results are caused by economic and social fallout: oil prices remain historically low and the number of COVID-19 cases continues to sharply rise.

According to the poll that was conducted by Levada-Center, Putin’s support fell to 59% in April, from 63% in March.

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Nevertheless, support for his plan to make amendments to the constitution that will allow him to extend his rule until 2036 rose to 47 percent in April, up from 40 percent in March.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov does not buy into the results of the poll.

I am not inclined to entirely trust Levada’s polls. There are other polls which give a different picture.” A survey from state-run pollster VTsIOM gave Putin a trust rating of 69.8% in April," Peskov told reporters.

As we reported earlier, Russian leader Vladimir Putin prolonged the quarantine until May 11.

"We are no approaching a new, perhaps the most intensive stage of combat with the pandemic," he said during the video conference with 85 Russian governors. 

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