September 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
More than 84% of Russians interviewed by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center have said they approved of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s performance, while over 35% of those polled are satisfied with the work of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, TASS reported.
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“The president’s approval rating stood at 83.5% in August, and at 84.4% within the period from August 28 to September 3. The assessments of the performance of the prime minister and the Cabinet varied slightly. The average figure in late August and early September regarding the prime minister’s performance was 53.3% and the Cabinet’s performance – 57.4%,” the pollster said.
Polls show that Vladimir Putin continues to outshine other Russian politicians in terms of his credibility rating, which stood at 50.1% last week with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ranked second and third (16.7% and 15.5% respectively), TASS revealed.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.