More than half of Russians are interested in elections in France, while 57% believe the outcome of the presidential race and important for the Russian Federation, the survey showed the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).
“The election campaign in France is interested in every second Russian (55%), of which 10% reported that they closely monitored her progress, and 45% learn about her from time to time”, — stated in the materials of the survey, which is available to RIA Novosti.
“According to 57% of the citizens, the outcome of the presidential race in France is important for Russia… a Third of Russians (35%) believes the outcome of the vote is not too important for our country,” notes the poll.
Respondents older than 60 years, pay the elections in this country more attention than young people (64% vs 23%), sociologists said. While women are more likely to be significant for the Russian Federation the result of the election, this view is held by 62% of Russians. But the opinions of men are almost evenly divided: 48% of them acknowledge the importance of the event, the opposite opinion at 45%.
A nationwide survey “polls-Sputnik” was held on 25-26 April among 1.2 thousand respondents by telephone interviews. The statistical error does not exceed 3.5%.
The first round of presidential elections was held in France on April 23. For the post of the head of state claimed 11 candidates. According to final interior Ministry figures, in the first round the leader of movement “Forward,” the former Minister of the economy Emmanuel macron scored 24,01% of the vote, the leader of the party “national front” marine Le Pen is 21.3%. They came out in the second round, scheduled for may 7.