A recent poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed that Vladimir Putin's rating was growing again.
When asked "Whom would you vote for if the presidential elections were held this Sunday?" 52 percent of respondents said that they would vote for Putin. The previous poll on the same subject showed a slightly lower result - 49 percent.
Eight percent of the polled said that they would vote for Gennady Zyuganov, the leader of the Communist Party (11 percent during the previous poll). The same amount of people were ready to vote for Vladimir Zhirinovsky (9 percent during the previous poll). Four percent of the polled said they would vote for Sergei Mironov (6 percent previously). Four percent said that they would vote for entrepreneur Mikhail Prokhorov. His rating has not changed.
Eleven percent said that they would not take part in the vote at all. Previously, this opinion was expressed by nine percent of respondents.
The poll was conducted among 1,600 people in 153 settlements situated in 46 regions and republics of Russia.
Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel