The rating of “United Russia” since the beginning of the year decreased by 16 percentage points
According to results of poll VTSIOM, the rating of “United Russia” as of July 22, decreased to 37.1% after falling 1.5 percentage points in comparison with the results of a week earlier. In the beginning of the year (14 January), the party’s rating was 53.2%.
The rating of the parties lead polls since 2006. Below 40% figure of “United Russia” fell at the end of 2011, the minimum result was recorded on December 25 of that year to 34.4%. Then drop in the ratings was associated with protests on Bolotnaya square against election fraud. In 2017, the index remained around 50%, snyavshis low to 47.4%.
We will remind, on June 14, the government announced pension reforms and the VAT increase. Then the ratings of the authorities began to fall sharply. According to VTSIOM, the level of approval of activity of the President has fallen from 80.3 percent in may to 62.5% at the end of June, the government — with 45,4% to 31.1%. In July, the ratings stabilized.