Half of Russians against Putin Being President for 16 More Years
Over half of Russians over the age of 18 surveyed in a new poll are against the idea of Vladimir Putin being president for the next 16 years.
The survey, conducted by the Open Mind Foundation (OMF), found that 54 percent of Russian citizens who were surveyed do not want to see Putin in power for that length of time.
President Putin does have the support of around a third of respondents in regards to his approach to the Ukraine, however this is less than many experts would have predicted.
It found men to be more likely to disapprove of this policy than women, with sixty-four percent of men not wanting Putin to remain in power for that time period, which is a third more than among women.
The survey also revealed that morale isn’t as high as many believe it to be, with only 45 percent of respondents living ‘with hope for tomorrow.’
The poll took place between the 16th and 25th of June. These dates are significant as the last day coincided with the first day of the all-Russia vote on constitutional amendments that could allow President Vladimir Putin stay in power until 2036.
The survey also aimed to measure the differences in the emotional state between the Russian and Ukranian public. It found there to be little difference between the two.
The survey consisted of 1,600 respondents, all aged over 18 years of age. More details can be found here.