The ratings keep on pause
According to FOM and VTSIOM, the attitude to the President and the parties is almost staggering.
The ratings of major institutions over the last week practically has not changed. They remained at that level, which is decreased due to the government’s proposals to raise the retirement age. These are the results of the last polls of the all-Russian center for public opinion (VTSIOM) and Fund “Public opinion” (FOM). Sociologists believe this “pause” in public sentiment, but will change if they are to election day on September 9, do not predict. The head of VTSIOM Valery Fedorov believes that the people in power depends on what “I will say on the reform of President Vladimir Putin.”
Vladimir Putin has collected 47% of the vote in presidential elections if they were held next Sunday, the survey showed a FOM of August 19. In early August, according to FOM, the electoral rating of the President was at 45%. “Public opinion was put on pause”, — explained “Kommersant” the head of analytical Department FOM Gregory Cartman. That is, it is “definitely stabilized, but the stability inherent element of uncertainty, because the question of the retirement age stuck,” said Mr. Kertman. We will remind, the White house proposed a bill to raise the retirement age (to 63 years for women, 65 for men) were adopted in the first reading on 19 July, the second reading is expected in the autumn session. Amendments will be accepted until the end of September. What they will be, while not advertised, there are only some proposals, including the “United Russia”.