JRL NEWSWATCH: “Putin’s approval rating is rising again” – Meduza

File Photo of Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin with Heads Bowed Over Microphone

“… Putin’s approval rating is rising again, according to a study conducted by the independent Levada Center in late August. The president’s score rose to 70 percent … after dipping to 67 percent in July. (In May, Putin’s job approval rating was 79 percent.) … the president’s August 29 national address about pension reform had a minimal effect … only a small number of respondents were contacted after the speech. … Medvedev’s popularity, on the other hand, continues to decline. In August 2018, his approval rating slipped to 28 percent – down 20 points, compared to a year ago. Medvedev’s ‘anti-rating’ is now at an all-time high of 71 percent. …”

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