Putin’s trust rating reaches lowest level since 2006

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Russia’s trust in its President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, falling more than 33 percent, according to a recent poll conducted by the Russian-state Public Opinion Research Center.

Confidence in Putin’s government fell 33.4 per cent last week amid sluggish economic growth, a decline in disposable income and a deeply unpopular rise in the retirement age.

The trust level was at 71 percent in July 2015 after Russia’s annexed Ukraine’s Crimea.

Another survey by the Moscow-based independent pollster the Levada Center in December 2018 showed that 53 per cent of respondents disapprove of the Russian government.

via Al Jazeera


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