The rating of president Vladimir Putin’s party United Russia has fallen short before the elections. This follows from the data of Levada Center (Russia’s independent sociological research organization – RRT).
In April, 42% of Russian citizens were ready to vote for United Russia, in July this number dropped to 39%, and amounted to only 31% in August.
According to the recent survey, 10% of Russians would vote for the Communists, 9% for the Liberal Democratic Party of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, 5% for the Spravedlivaya Rossiya (“Fair Russia” – RRT), all other parties gained 1% or less.
The poll was conducted on August 26-29 among 1,600 people aged 18 years and older in 137 cities of 48 regions of Russia. The margin of error is 1,5-3,4%.