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82% to 67%, Putin’s approval rate DROPS. Cause for concern? (Video)

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at a latest survey conducted by the Russian based Levada-Center, which shows a sharp drop off in the Russian President’s approval rating.

Much of the drop can be attributed to the domestically controversial pension reforms that Vladimir Putin has decided to undertake, costing him lots of political capital. Will the neocons and Russophobes leverage this drop off, or will Putin’s approval rating bounce back up to its previous, stable highs?

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Via Zerohedge


The latest Gallup poll shows that support for President Trump surged to 44% during the first two weeks of October, just one percentage point below his personal best, which was reached during his first week in office.

Furthermore, as we noted previouslyDemocrats are worrying that their get-out-the-vote efforts (which have included such novel strategies as catfishing people on twitter) won’t mobilize the two demographic groups that are seen as crucial to a Democratic victory: Young people and Hispanics.

However, as Statista’s Martin Armstrong points out, there is a silver lining for the Russophobic left…

Russian president Vladimir Putin has long enjoyed a high approval rating but, this infographic shows, the latest Levada-Center surveys have revealed a steep drop off in recent months.

You will find more infographics at Statista

The main reason for this change in mood is a planned raising of the retirement age in the country – gradually from 60 to 65 for men and from 55 to 63 for women.

Having been consistently above 80 percent in recent years, the dip in popularity has seen Putin’s rating hit 67 percent.

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Fred
Fred
October 29, 2018

“Giving in ” to Turkey over Idlib to please Europeans….maybe tolerance over more than 200 Israeli attacks “permitted” in Syria putting Russians at risk let alone the 14 lost in the plane incident….repeated words that usa is in Syria illegaly but does nothing much about it….still being receptive to insane lunatics like Bolton’s visit …I think a lot is going on that the everyday Russian is not understanding….and does not get complete explanations.

TEP
TEP
October 30, 2018

Ha ha, the anglozionist exceptionalists can’t even get anywhere near Putin’s lowest ever approval ratings, let alone his normal support. They can froth at the mouth all they want while their empire sinks deeper, they are done even if they don’t know it yet.

a.f
a.f
Reply to  TEP
October 31, 2018

In Russia is only Putin, the Great dictator. No opposition.

TEP
TEP
Reply to  a.f
October 31, 2018

Such an ignorant statement – you obviously know nothing of the Russian political environment. There were many candidates standing in the last presidential election, but Putin has overwhelming support in Russia, as acknowledged by international observers.

a.f
a.f
Reply to  TEP
October 31, 2018

Nemtsov killed by Putin, Navalny jailed weekly for show by Putin.

a.f
a.f
Reply to  TEP
October 31, 2018

Putin said today: all elections under my junta were rigged! TASS!

am hants
am hants
Reply to  a.f
November 3, 2018

LOL, really?

I do love how President Putin is happy to take questions from the opposition, which contridicts your ‘dictator’ claim.

Putin Bashes ‘Russian Paris Hilton’ Ksenia Sobchak: We Don’t Want That Russia Become Ukraine 2.0… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYfaTrM5Sg&t=58s

Donna
Donna
October 30, 2018

The Russians don’t know how good they’ve got it. The retirement age in the US is higher than both men and women in Russia. But it’s irrelevant, because most Americans can’t afford to retire and continue working into their 70s.

RussG553
RussG553
October 30, 2018

“Tanks” – hardly! To hold 67% after an unpopular pension reform is spectacular. An article below this one talked of Trump’s popularity SURGING to 44%. Nothing to worry about here, folks, please move on.

a.f
a.f
Reply to  RussG553
October 31, 2018

No opposition allowed in the Russia.

john mason
john mason
October 30, 2018

It doesn’t really matter what Rating Putin currently has because he has stated publically that he will not run for presidency again and that this is his last term.

a.f.
a.f.
Reply to  john mason
October 31, 2018

aND THEN JAILED FOR HIS 300 WARCRIMES, INCL. mh17.

DannyC
DannyC
October 31, 2018

I don’t think the Israeli downing of the Russian plane helped his cause either. But 67% is something most politicians in Europe or the US could never achieve nowadays. Its his last term anyway, and he is not going anywhere early. Theres no doubt the country has improved leaps and bounds thanks to his leadership compared to what it was there when he came to power.

A.F
A.F
Reply to  DannyC
October 31, 2018

WITH OPPOSITION FORBIDDEN BY LAW IN tHE RUSSIA EASY TO ACHIEVE.

Vivian Tzamis
Vivian Tzamis
November 1, 2018

Putin is losing support becos he still harbours Russian Jewish Mafia
If he is working for the Christians he has to start proving it and cut ties with Israel
He has to re-arm his citizens….so that they can defend themselves against Mafia & corrupt future govts

am hants
am hants
November 3, 2018

How many leaders wish they had over 60% approval ratings?

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