New Record! Putin’s Approval Rating Hits 89.9%, Obama at 46%
According to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center’s new poll, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a new high of 89.9 percent.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a new high at 89.9 percent, according to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center’s (VTsIOM) new poll published Thursday.“The approval rating of Vladimir Putin’s activities has set a new record of 89.9 percent, breaking the previous record set in June 2015 [of 89.1 percent],” VTsIOM reported.
The pollster said that the most important factor in the high approval rating was due to Putin’s efforts in Syria, including airstrikes targeted at the Islamic State jihadist group.
Russia launched its operation in Syria on September 30, carrying out several hundred airstrikes and destroying much of the militants’ infrastructure.
Putin’s previous record beat the last year’s result of 86 percent and his June 2013 rating of 63 percent.