Putin’s Approval Rating Reaches 86% – Poll

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Polling from the Levada Centre puts President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating at 86%, with only 14% of respondents disapproving of his work and decisions made as president.

The president’s approval rating matches the level reached in 2008 when the polls also gave him an 86% approval rating. His approval rating fell to 63% in 2012.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also seemed to gain some popularity, with his approval rating showing an increase from 48% in October to 52% this month.50% of respondents approved of the government while 49% said they were unhappy with it.

In October, Levada Centre polls showed that Putin’s 84% approval rating was the highest it had been in 2016.