The level of electoral support for Putin is 61-66%

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MOSCOW, may 4. /TASS/. The level of electoral support of Russian President Vladimir Putin is 61-66%, the number of his supporters is growing, despite the economic and foreign policy difficulties. Moreover, among young people who because of their age will be the first to vote in the presidential election in March 2018, 65% intend to maintain the incumbent leader of the country. These data are presented in the study of the Foundation for civil society development (Fcsd) entitled, “Putin’s majority” on the eve of a big election cycle.”

4 may Forgo the third time will present a report on the phenomenon of “Putin’s majority”. The study is based on the data of research holding Romir (the exclusive representative of Gallup International in Russia and CIS), the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) and Fund “Public opinion” (FOM).

Politically active most

“Studies show that the level of electoral support (the incumbent) is in the range of 61-66%,” – said in the report. While Putin has not yet announced his intention to run for a new term.

“Putin majority”, say the scientists, demonstrates the high political activity and ability to mobilize in the election procedures. The Fcsd experts came to the conclusion that Putin enjoys an unprecedented support of the population. “None of the possible opposing candidates in the upcoming elections cannot be meaningful competition to the incumbent, which allows to make a conclusion, confirming the nature of the referendum campaign”, – stated in the report.