Despite a relentless infowar campaign against him, Putin has an 80% approval rating while the number of Russians believing the country is headed in the right direction is 52%.
Russians’ support of President Vladimir Putin looks unshakable ahead of his bid for re-election in March 2018, with his approval ratings at a buoyant 80% in 2017. But underneath, Russians are less sure about whether their country’s leadership is taking them in the right direction.
While not the lowest on record, the 52% of Russians who believe their country’s leadership is taking them in the right direction is the lowest in years, and it suggests that Russians continue to hold their country’s leader to a different standard than they do their country’s leadership in general.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Russia (RU) is estimated to have a population of 146.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0 million.