Over the last four months the level of trust of Russians to the Russian President Vladimir Putin fell by 4% — 35% vs. 39% in September 2019. Compared to November 2017, the rating of trust to the head of the state fell almost twice — when he was 59%. This is evidenced by the January survey, “Levada-center”, pass “Vedomosti”.
However, over the last four months, increased the level of trust of Russians to the Minister of defence Sergei Shoigu (13 to 19%) and foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (from 14 to 17%). And the ex-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lost trust (from 9% to 5%), and also in disbelief in September, the figure was 32% and now 27%. The new Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin at the moment chosen by 3% of respondents do not trust 4%.
During a survey of trust in Russian politicians of “Levada-center” provides the respondents an opportunity to list the figures, the response options are not offered.
The Director of “Levada-center” Lev Gudkov believes that the cause of the fall of confidence in Putin is a long-term dissatisfaction with the situation in Russia. “His new rhetoric concerning social issues, gives short-term effect.
The decline began long ago, and it’s not even the effect of the pension reform 2018: it’s going slowly and gradually, and is more indicative of the trend than the sharp jump rating.
Growing dissatisfaction with the state of Affairs in the economy, inability to make normal,” — said Gudkov.
According to the results of the January opinion poll, Putin is trusted by 30.6% of Russians.