Trust the Russians to Shoigu and Lavrov fell behind the ratings of Putin
The trust ratings of the most popular Russian Ministers, Sergei Shoigu (defence Ministry) and Sergei Lavrov (foreign Minister) — has declined sharply over the past six months, follows from the data of “Levada-center”. After the fall of the level of trust to President Vladimir Putin (from 60 to 48%) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (from 12 to 9%), caused by the announcement of the increase in the retirement age, lose the trust and Ministers who were not involved in this reform: the rating of trust to Shoigu declined from 31 to 19% to Lavrov from 25 to 14%.
At the same time, anti-ratings of opposition politicians has decreased almost twice: the level of distrust of Alexei Navalny — from 13 to 6%, to Ksenia Sobchak — from 30 to 15%. Decreased and the level of confidence in the system of liberal politicians — the Chairman of Board “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais (from 10 to 3%) and the head of the accounts chamber Alexey Kudrin (from 4 to 3%). Hardest rating in January increased from the Medvedev — with 15 to 30%, Putin growth is also nearly double, from 6% to 11%.
A significant decline in the credibility of Shoigu and Lavrov is due to fatigue “from the ideological indoctrination of the population” — amid threats of pension reform, there is an increase in the annoyance from continuing the foreign policy of the campaign, explains the Director of “Levada-center” Lev Gudkov: “there was transfer of the irritation — money for pensions is not enough, and you get involved in foreign policy adventures. There is clearly this effect, because too much drop and it concerns the most popular of Ministers.”
But the level of trust will rise again, as soon as new conflicts, says the sociologist.
The decrease in same antireytinge opposition due to the fact that over the past six months they have gone from the agenda, adds sociologist: “Navalny is not shown on television, even in a negative context, and besides, he was under administrative detention. Sobchak, in fact, retired from politics after the presidential campaign.”
All Russian ratings are derived from the mention of persons in the media, if the President and Prime Minister attention constantly, like Ministers Lavrov and Shoigu, from case to case, says political scientist Gregory Votes: “When they are mentioned in the media often, they have an increased awareness and since they always speak in a positive way, and increases the level of trust. Active Russian foreign policy and actions abroad, particularly in Syria, attracted to him positive attention. When triumphalist noise about foreign policy successes and victories in Syria subsided, attention was less even if they’re on TV, people do not pay as much attention as before, because nothing is victorious they now do not say.”
Anti-ratings are an artificial construct, said of the vote: “in Order to have confidence in someone, you need to know the person. Therefore, the rating is evidence that the person is in the media agenda. If it is in connection with the termination of the election campaign of this agenda fall, as happened with Sobchak, then the rating is reduced”.