The participation of Putin in the presidential elections of 2018 are waiting 80% of Russians
If he doesn’t nominate a candidate, 46% of the population will be dissatisfied.
Moscow. May 19. INTERFAX.RU — the Majority of Russians (80%) expect that the current Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the presidential elections in 2018, according to Fund “Public opinion”.
One in ten (9%) thinks it will not happen. Undecided 12% of respondents, may 13-14, conducted among 1,500 respondents in 104 settlements of the 53 subjects of the Russian Federation.
If Putin said that he would not run for President in 2018, the majority of Russians would take it negatively (46%) or no particular emotion (35%). Positively this decision would be 14% of respondents.
According to sociologists, the share of Russians who believe that Putin is coping with presidential duties better than during the first two terms of tenure (42% vs. 16% in 2013). That it is doing its job as well as before, said 35% of Russians (56% in 2013). A negative evaluation, as before, yielding 16%.
According to the survey, 33% of Russians feel about Putin better, and 42% the same as in 2000, when he first became President.
Worse began to treat him 16% of respondents.
According to sociologists, 70% of Russians positively perceive the fact that five years ago, in 2012, Putin was re-elected President of the Russian Federation, 19% are indifferent, 6% — negatively.
Two thirds of Russians (63%) say that the activities of Putin as President is consistent with what the Respondent personally expected from him in 2012 (not consistent — 24%, undecided — 13%).
Responding to a question of sociologists, 32% of Russians expressed the opinion that the most serious changes in the country, for better and for worse, are happening thanks to Putin, and 21% of that due to not dependent reasons. About a third (30%) believe that changes for the better — thanks to Putin, and for the worse — due to not dependent reasons.
In his actions, Putin is primarily governed by the opinion of the citizens, convinced by 52% of respondents (in 2013 — 44%). That public opinion Putin is not the most important, said 37% of Russians (in 2013 — 42%). Undecided 11% of respondents.
The next presidential elections will be held in 2018. According to article 81 of the Russian Constitution, the Russian President is elected for a term of six years. The same person may hold the office of President of the Russian Federation more than two terms in a row.
Acting President Putin in 2012 was elected to this post six years after the amendments to the Constitution giving him the right to be elected for a second six-year term.
Putin has not yet announced its decision to participate in the presidential elections of 2018. In addition, on 15 may, he gave a negative answer to the question, isn’t it time to announce a decision whether he plans to participate in the elections.