More than 71% of participants of poll prepared in the presidential election vote for Putin
More than 71% of respondents held 9-11 February the Russian centre for public opinion studies (VTSIOM), stated that presidential elections are ready to vote for the incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin. The rating of the next most popular candidate — the promoted worker of the Communist party, businessman Pavel Grudinina — is stagnant and barely exceeds 7%, it follows from the results of the study.
In the survey, respondents were asked for whom they would vote if elections were held next Sunday.
As follows from the data VTSIOM, 71.5% of respondents named Putin. This figure is only 0.1% different from the results of the previous survey 29 January to 4 February, when the readiness to vote for Putin expressed to 71.4%.
“His rating fluctuations occur within this corridor of 3-4%. His leadership has not been a serious test of strength on the part of other candidates”, — said General Director of VTSIOM Valery Fedorov, presenting the results of the study.
According to the head of VTSIOM, for the second place struggle the candidate of the Communist party Pavel Grudinin and LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
As he noted, Grudinina “phenomenally skyrocketed fame” and reached 70% (know or heard something about it).
“Nevertheless, against the background of such rapid growth in popularity rating of the candidate from the Communist party in a state of stagnation,” said the head of VTSIOM. According to the latest data, for Grudinina ready to vote to 7.3%.
While Fedorov drew attention to the fact that the rating Grudinina not up to the rating of the Communist party. “The candidate he is 7.3%, the party — 9.6% of voters,” he explained. “If you take this group, almost every tenth Russian voters, those who intend to vote for the Communists in this group for Grudinina ready to vote less than half, only 47%. Thus, it appears that Grudinin received the support of only half of the supporters of the party that has nominated him, and the rest of the electorate that is ready to support it, is the non — Communist electorate,” — said Fedorov.
For Zhirinovsky, according to the study, expressed willingness to vote, 5.5% of respondents. “Him [Zhirinovsky’s] rating is also less than the rating of the nominating party: Zhirinovsky of 5.5%, the liberal democratic party — 8.7 percent”, — Fedorov noted, suggesting that this may be the reserve candidate. “Because of the reserve due to the increasing popularity it has no: 97,1% know who he is, according to the latest”, he said.
The survey data also show that the TV-presenter Kseniya Sobchak is ready to vote 1%, one of the founders of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky — 0,8%, for the head of the party “Russian national Union” Sergey Baburin — 0,5%, for the leader of the Party of growth, the business Ombudsman Boris Titov — 0,2%, at the head of the party “Communists of Russia” Maxim Suraikin of 0.1%.