Vladimir Putin’s electoral rating reached 71.4% in early February. The share of Russians who are willing to take part in election is 79.3%.
MOSCOW, February 8, 2018. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the next publication in a series of election-related materials.
According to the data of the week January 29 - February 4, the levels of civic engagement in election is expected to be 79.3% (the share of Russians who are willing to take part in the voting on March 18, 2018). The percentages fluctuate within a narrow corridor of 78.5% and 81.3%. The share of Russians who will not take part in the voting is 7.2%; 11.7% are undecided.
The level of electoral support for Vladimir Putin is within 69.9% – 73.8% in January and February. According to the data of the week January 29 - February 4, the proportion of Russians who are ready to cast their vote for Putin is 71.4% (an increase from 69.9% based on the January 26-28 data). The Pavel Grudinin rating has slightly decreased: from 7.2% to 6.9%. The rating of Vladimir Zhirinovsky is 5.7% of all the voters (vs 5.9% on January 26-28). The share of Russians who support Xenia Sobchak in the upcoming election is 1.3% (insignificant fluctuations); 0.7% support Grigory Yavlinsky; 0.4% - Boris Titov.
Ratings, expert opinions, forecast and other materials related to the 2018 election are available at https://2018.wciom.ru/.
The VCIOM-Sputnik survey was conducted on January 29 – February 4, 2018. The survey involved 7,000 Russians aged 18 and over, and was carried out using stratified dual-frame random sample based on a complete list of landline and mobile phone numbers operating in Russia. The data were weighted according to selection probability and social and demographic characteristics. The margin of error at a 95% confidence level does not exceed 1.2%. In addition to sampling error, minor changes in question wording and different circumstances arising during the fieldwork can introduce bias into the survey.
|Are you going to take part in the 2018 presidential election? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of all respondents)|
|Yes, I am (including “definitely yes” and “rather yes”)||78.5||81||81.3||79.3|
|No, I am not (including “no”, “rather no”)||5.9||6.6||6.7||7.2|
|Not decided yet; I’ll decide right before the election date||14.6||11.9||10.9||11.7|
|If the presidential election took place next Sunday and the list of candidates were as follows, which candidate would you vote for? One answer (closed-ended question, one answer, % of all respondents)|
|I will come and spoil the ballot||0.6||0.6||0.7||0.5|
|I would not take part in the voting||6.3||5.6||3.7||3.2|
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