New Survey Reveals Nearly 82% of Russians Ready to Vote for Putin

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.07 - 2024 8:23 PM CET

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New Survey Reveals Nearly 82% of Russians Ready to Vote for Putin.

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A recent survey by Russian Field has revealed a strong preference among Russian voters for Vladimir Putin in the forthcoming presidential elections in March. An overwhelming 81.8% of determined and committed voters are set to cast their ballots for the incumbent president, indicating a clear lead over his opponents.

Election Preferences Unveiled

  • Putin's Dominant Lead: The survey highlights a decisive lead for Putin, with 81.8% support from those certain to vote.

  • Challengers Trail Behind: Vladislav Davankov from "New People" secures second place with 7.4%, followed by communist Nikolai Kharitonov at 6.5%, and LDPR's Leonid Slutsky at 3.9%.

  • Indecision Among Voters: Despite Putin's lead, 8% of respondents expressed that no candidate represents their interests, making "None of the above / Will not vote" the second most popular response.

Comparative Results and Voter Sentiment

  • Including undecided participants, Putin still leads with 66%, followed by Davankov (6.2%), Kharitonov (5.1%), and Slutsky (3.9%).

  • The VTsIOM poll supports Putin's favoritism, showing 75% readiness to vote for him among Russians, with Davankov and Kharitonov trailing.

Voter Participation and Challenges

  • Approximately 80% of citizens expressed their intention to vote between March 15 and 17, with 2% planning to spoil their ballots.

  • The presidential administration reportedly aims for a 70-80% voter turnout and a result of over 80% for Putin.

  • Mobilization efforts for state-owned company employees face obstacles due to the current labor market situation, reducing fears of job loss for non-participation.

The surveys reflect a clear preference for Vladimir Putin's re-election among the Russian electorate, amidst a backdrop of challenges in ensuring high voter turnout and participation.

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