Sixty-four percent of citizens said they never voted in the presidential election for TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who previously announced his intention to run. This is evidenced by the results of a public opinion poll conducted by the research holding “ROMIR”, the exclusive representative of Gallup International in Russia and the CIS, commissioned by the St. Petersburg policy Foundation.
On the second place of the rating of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny (33 percent), followed by LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the coordinator of the movement “Left front” Sergei Udaltsov (23 percent).
According to the survey, if presidential elections were held next Sunday, for opponents of incumbent President Vladimir Putin, in total, would give a vote of 25 percent of Russians. Among them, the greatest support is the leader of the liberal Democrats, would vote for him eight percent of the respondents. The Chairman of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov Zhirinovsky is lagging behind by one percent.
For the candidate Ksenia Sobchak ready to vote, only two percent of the respondents. Same result, the leaders of the “Yabloko” and “Spravedlivaya Russia” Grigory Yavlinsky and Sergei Mironov. To give voice to opposition leader Alexei Navalny ready three percent of the respondents.
The survey was conducted among Russians, who intend to go to the polls, but don’t plan to vote for Putin and do not intend to spoil the ballot, explains the study.
The next presidential elections will be held in March 2018. To date, about presidential ambitions announced presenters Ksenia Sobchak and Catherine Gordon, the party leaders Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Gennady Zyuganov and businessman Sergei Polonsky. Navalny was planning to run, however in the Central electoral Commission of Russia has repeatedly pointed out the lack of this right because of their criminal record. Vladimir Putin has not yet announced plans to participate in the campaign.