The proportion of Russian citizens’ confidence in President Vladimir Putin stood at over 80%, according to the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center that published the results of a survey conducted from October 3 to 9 among 1,600 respondents aged over 18.
“When asked about trust in Putin, 80.9% of respondents answered positively (-0.2% over the week), the approval rate of the Russian president’s work was 75.6% (-1.3 % over the week),” the pollsters noted.
Positive assessment figures for the Prime Minister and the Russian government stood at 50.8% (-1%) and 49.8% (-2.1%), respectively,” the report stressed. Mikhail Mishustin was trusted by 62.4% of respondents (-1.3% over the week).
Those surveyed also expressed their confidence in the heads of various parliamentary factions. Russia’s Communist Party (CPRF) leader Gennady Zyuganov was trusted by 34.7% of respondents (+2%), Sergey Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia – For Truth, received 33.1% (+1.8%), the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Leonid Slutsky got 18.3% (+1.1%), and the leader of The New People party Alexey Nechaev procured 11.9% (+1.2%).
The poll also revealed that the level of support for the United Russia party stood at 41% (-0.6% over the week), with the CPRF supported by 10.1% (+0.1%). The LDPR got 9.1% (+0.5%), A Just Russia – For Truth was supported by 5.3% (-0.3%), and The New People party’s figures came to 4.3% (+0.2%).
Support of the Special Military Operation
According to LEVADA research centre based in Russia, the level of support for the actions of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine decreased slightly – from 76% in August to 72% in September: 44% “definitely support” the actions of the Russian armed forces and another 28% “rather support”. A total 21% of respondents do not support them (17% in August).
The greatest support for the actions of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine is observed among the older age group – 81% support; the lowest level of support is typical for young respondents (18-24): 55% of them express support.
44% of respondents believe that military operations should be continued: 29% are “definitely” sure of it, 15% are “rather” sure of it. On the contrary, 48% of respondents believe that peace negotiations should be initiated. In August, 48% of respondents were in favor of continuing military actions, and 44% were in favor of starting peace negotiations.
About partial mobilization
The prevailing feelings about the partial mobilization announced in the Russian Federation are “anxiety, fear, horror” (47%), “shock” (23%), “pride for Russia” (23%) and “anger, indignation” (13%). Only 9% of respondents said they were indifferent.
Two-thirds of respondents fear that due to the fighting in Ukraine, a general mobilization in Russia will be announced: they are definitely afraid – 36%, rather – 30%. In February, immediately after the announcement of the start of the “special operation”, 28% of respondents expressed such concerns – half as much.
About the Ukrainian Army offensive
77% of respondents know about the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the Kharkiv region: just over a quarter (26%) closely followed the developments, half (51%) have heard something about it. The older groups of the population are the most knowledgeable.
The most characteristic feelings of respondents from reports about the advancement of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kharkiv region were: “anxiety, fear, horror” (35%), “anger, indignation” (20%) and “shock” (12%).
About the progress of the Special Military operation
In September, the share of those who believe that the “special military operation” is progressing successfully decreased. In May there were 73% of them, in September – 53%: 9% believe that it is progressing very successfully, 44% – that it is rather successful. About a third (31%) are of the opinion that the “special operation” is unsuccessful.
Speaking about the unsuccessful progress of the “special operation”, respondents explain this by the fact that it “has been going on for six months, and there is no end in sight” (27%), there is “mobilization, they began to call” (23%), “we lose, we give up land, we do not advance, we retreat” (22%).