More than half of Russians see no alternative to Putin
Without him in the presidential election win of Dmitry Medvedev.
More than a quarter of Russians (28%) intending to participate in the presidential elections in 2018, has not yet decided for whom to vote, found “Levada-center”. Vladimir Putin is ready to support almost two-thirds of the respondents (last month — 60%), only 2% scored the leaders of the LDPR and the Communist party Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Gennady Zyuganov which in September 2011, would vote respectively 6 and 8% of Russians. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny called 1%, other politicians, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (in September 2011, he had a rating of 17%), received less than 1% of votes each. If Putin went to the polls, the rating was leading to Medvedev (8%).
With more than half of Russians see no alternative to Putin: 55% of respondents found it difficult to say for whom to vote if the current President will refuse to participate in elections.
Undecided those who do not participate in elections — mostly elderly uneducated inhabitants of the provinces, and are dissatisfied with the current course and the Pro-Putin minded young people, which is not go to the polls, explains the Director of “Levada-center” Lev Gudkov: “This is inert an array of difficult to mobilize, if nothing happens, like some foreign political events”.
Zhirinovsky and Zyuganov as a figure for the protest vote has lost value, they participate in the election ritual, people understand it and don’t want to vote for them. Medvedev also remember, if Putin will not participate in the elections because his name is on the ear, while dissatisfaction with him is now stronger.Lev Gudkov, the Director of “Levada-center”
The low ratings of the leaders of the LDPR and the Communist party due to the fact that “parties and their leaders are not particularly noticeable in the period between elections, but released them before the election — a few percent they will play”, said political analyst Nikolai Petrov. While it is not clear with the model election, so these surveys are of low value from the point of view of forecasts, he said. “Hardly undecided, you can win some slogans. The future picture will depend on the situation — in particular, will the Kremlin fresh candidate for whom the undecided will vote. It is unlikely their voices will depart Zhirinovsky and Zyuganov, but if new Mikhail Prokhorov, he is part of those votes can go.”