Just four months after the Russian elections, Vladimir Putin is facing slumping approval ratings. The July 1 poll found that just Right after the March 18 election, that number stood at Their weekly survey looking into voter confidence found that just 49 percent would vote for Putin if elections were held today , down from 68 percent in late March. For Putin's 18 years in power, his rating fell that much only once - in December , when hundreds of thousands were protesting against the falsification of the parliamentary elections of that year.
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By Charlie Moore For Mailonline. It is the lowest rating for Putin since , before he enjoyed a surge in popularity over the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The survey by the independent Levada Centre found that trust in Putin has fallen to 39 per cent - a drop of nine percentage points since June and 20 percentage points since November Still, only 13 per cent of Russians said they definitely did not trust Putin, according to the poll carried out between September 20 and Analysts did not speculate on whether the Novichok scandal in which two Kremlin hitmen poisoned a double agent in Salisbury contributed to the decline in trust. Hours after the poll result was announced, the Levada Centre's website was down, with a message reading: 'Error establishing a database connection'. Moscow Times journalist Pjotr Sauer speculated the Kremlin hacked it due to 'Putin's obsession with ratings.
Poll shows Russia's trust in Vladimir Putin falls to all-time low
Cyber Command. The Obama administration imposed sanctions on Moscow and expelled Russian diplomats from the U. Last summer, President Trump signed legislation passed by Congress that leveled new sanctions against Moscow for its behavior.
The purchasing managers ' index PMI in the manufacturing industry of Russia in April fell to 48 points versus The decline in activity in the Russian industry continues five months in a row, and the current index value is the smallest for eight months. In April the volume of output in the manufacturing sector fell at the fastest rate since may against the background of reducing the volume of new and pending orders. According to experts at Markit, the drop in the volume of outstanding business continued for two years in a row, and therefore in the industry, the continuing decline of employment.