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Poll shows Russia's trust in Vladimir Putin falls to all-time low

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From al-Jazeera

Poll shows Russia's trust in Vladimir Putin falls to all-time low

Russia's trust in its President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, falling more than 33 percent, according to a recent poll conducted by the Russian-state Public Opinion Research Center.

Confidence in Putin’s government fell 33.4 percent last week amid sluggish economic growth, a decline in disposable income, and a deeply unpopular rise in the retirement age.

The trust level was at 71 percent in July 2015 after Russia's annexed Ukraine’s Crimea.

Another survey by the Moscow-based independent pollster the Levada Center in December 2018 showed that 53 percent of respondents disapprove of the Russian government.

However, Putin has an overall approval rating of about 63 percent, declining from 89 percent in June 2015, according to the Levada Center.

COMMENT:-

Approval of "the government" down to 53% and approval of the President down to 63%.

Shocking, absolutely shocking. No country can function with approval ratings that low - right?
 
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