Almost half of Russians expressed support for trump in the election


Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Almost half of Russians (45 percent) would vote for the candidate in US presidents from Republican party of Donald trump. On Friday, November 18, RIA Novosti reported, citing data from the survey of the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM).

As the results show, trump would give his vote exactly half of the respondents are men and 40 percent women. The first lady of the United States would support only four percent of the respondents.

42 percent of survey participants said that would not have come to such elections, and 9 percent were undecided.

The Respondent also asked how the President, in their opinion, will be the trump for the United States. 22 percent believe that “good”, 35% “medium”, and another 6 per cent are sure he will be “one of the best” of American presidents. 3 percent believe that trump is “bad” and “one of the worst” presidents, 31 percent found it difficult to assess the elected head of the White house.

General Director VTSIOM Valery Fedorov said that Russia was one of the few countries whose population in the presidential election in the USA was rooting for Donald trump. According to him, this is not due to sympathy with the Republican and “antipathy to Hillary Clinton and standing behind it [the US President] Barack Obama.”

Voting for a new President passed in the US on 8 November. The main contenders for the post were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald trump, who won. He will officially take office on 20 January 2017, after approval of his candidacy by the U.S. Congress and the inauguration.