Most Russians support Putin's work - poll
MOSCOW. June 1 (Interfax) - Over two thirds of Russians approve of the work of Vladimir Putin as president and half of the population believes that things in the country are going in the right direction, according to the results of a poll conducted by Levada-Center and received by Interfax on Friday.
Asked by sociologists about their approval or disapproval of Putin's work 79% of the respondents said they approved it while one in five expressed disapproval.
At the same time 56% of respondents said things in the country are going in the right direction, 27% - in the wrong direction and 16% were undecided, sociologists say.
According to the poll, 41% of Russians supported the reappointment of Dmitry Medvedev to the post of prime minister with 11% saying they fully supported it and 30% - generally supported. At the same time 51% expressed a negative attitude.
The opinions of Russians concerning the work of the State Duma were as follows: 43% of respondents approved of it and 55% - disapproved.
Levada-Center conducted the poll on May 24-30 according to the method of representative sampling interviewing 1,600 people aged 18 and more in 136 communities in 52 constituent territories of Russia.