Putin’s approval rating hits record, reaches 89.9% – state-run pollster

Putin’s approval rating reaches historical maximum of almost 90%, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) said on Thursday.

Putin’s approval rating has broken a new record reaching 89.9%. The last record was registered in June 2015 — 89.1%, the recent VCIOM survey states.

According to the center’s experts, such high rating is registered in connection with events in Syria, Russian aviation’s airstrikes ‘at terrorist positions’: 26% of respondents considered them last week’s main events.

The poll was conducted by WCIOM on October 17-18, 2015. A total of 1,600 people from 130 cities in 46 regions took part in the poll. The statistical error does not exceed 3.5%.

Belsat.eu, via TASS

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