082149Z DEC 17


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.


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