The level of confidence of Russians in Russian President Vladimir Putin over the past week increased by 1.1 percentage points and now stands at 81%. This is evidenced on October 7, the day of the 70th anniversary of the head of state, data from the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM).
When asked about trust in Putin, 81.1% of survey participants answered positively. And the level of approval of his activities as President of the Russian Federation amounted to 76.9% (plus 0.9 percentage points for the week).
The study also notes that 51.9% of respondents approve of the activities of the Russian government, and 51.8% of respondents approve of the work of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. 63.7% of the respondents expressed their confidence in the head of the Cabinet.
In the spontaneous rating of confidence in Russian politicians, Vladimir Putin’s figure was 40.0% (+2.1 percentage points in September). The second and third positions in the list are occupied, respectively, by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu 17.2% (+0.4 p.p. in September) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov 17.1% (+0.4 p.p. for September).
The survey, which took 1.6 thousand adult Russians, was conducted from September 26 to October 2.
Earlier Thursday, it was reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un congratulated the Russian President on his 70th birthday and noted his merits in “building a strong Russia”, and also expressed hope for the further development of bilateral relations. Also congratulated the Russian leader and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. In his anniversary letter, he wished the Russian leader health, strength and love from his family and people.
On August 19, it was reported that according to polls conducted by VTsIOM, 80% of Russians trust Putin. According to the center, the approval rate for the activities of the head of state from August 8 to 14, 2022 was 77.8%.
On May 27, Petr Kiryan, head of the laboratory for social research at the Institute of Regional Problems, did not rule out that the rating of public confidence in the head of state would continue to grow in the future.