Press release №2193
02.07.2019
ZABAYKALSKY KRAY: TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS

IN BRIEF

  • 70% of the region’s residents assess positively the performance of the acting governor Alexander Osipov
  • 80% favor Alexander Osipov as a future governor
  • 86% admit they could vote for A. Osipov at the elections.

Amid low levels of satisfaction with the social and economic situation in the region, the acting governor is perceived as a “governor of hopes.”

MOSCOW, July 2, 2019. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the findings of a survey devoted to the assessments of the performance of Alexander Osipov, the acting governor of the Zabaykalsky Krai, and pre-electoral situation.

Amid low levels of satisfaction with the social and economic situation in the region, the acting governor is perceived as a “governor of hopes.”

MOSCOW, July 2, 2019. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the findings of a survey devoted to the assessments of the performance of Alexander Osipov, the acting governor of the Zabaykalsky Krai, and pre-electoral situation.

Most of respondents (70%) assess positively the performance of Alexander Osipov as acting governor; 71% trust him.

The residents of the regions hope that the acting governor will be able to improve the situation in the region: 80% would like him to remain in the position (6% would prefer another person as a governor).

For the time being, residents of the region tend to express discontent with the situation in the region (67%).

Every third (33%) says that the situation has changed for the better over the recent six months; 50% say the situation has not changed. Those who see improvements mention road repairs and construction (7%), urban improvements in settlements (4%).

Currently 75% of regional residents show their readiness to take part in the gubernatorial elections. А. Osipov is at the top of electoral rating: he is supported by 75% of all respondents. The remainder do not gain more than 3%. Osipov’s electoral support extends up to 83% given the number of those who are willing to participate in elections; in contrast, other candidates have not gained or lost much support (from 2% to 1% for E.Krauze). Eighty–six percent admit they would vote for the acting governor A. Osipov.

The survey was conducted June 14-21, 2019 and initiated by the Development Foundation of Zabaykalsky krai. Sample size includes 1,600 respondents; sample is representative of the krai’s population aged 18 and over by sex, age, and education. The margin of does not exceed 3.5%. Method of survey: face-to-face interviews at the place of residence and telephone-based interviews.

Are you generally satisfied with the situation in the Zabaykalsky krai? (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)  
  Total
Completely satisfied   7
Rather satisfied   24
Rather dissatisfied   41
Completely dissatisfied  26
Don’t know 2
In your opinion, has the situation in the Zabaykalsky krai changed over the recent half a year? If yes, how has it changed? (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)    
  Total
Considerably improved 7
Rather improved 26
Almost unchanged 50
Rather deteriorated 9
Considerably improved 4
Don’t know 4
In your opinion, in what spheres has the situation in the Zabaykalsky krai improved over the recent half a year?  (% of total respondents, open-ended question, up to 3 answers)
  Total  
Road condition: roads and bridge construction and repairs / smart construction  7
Urban development, urban improvements, positive changes in general 4
Provision of urban amenities: tidiness, garbage removal 4
Situation in the city / region: attention to people’s problems, interaction with people  /interaction through  social media 3
Social sphere, positive changes in general 3
Infrastructure and construction, positive changes in general 2
Situation in the city / region: disaster alert/ assistance to people after a disaster/ fire control 2
Employment: timely payment of salaries / pensions 2
Leisure and culture: various urban events, activities, thematic fairs 1
Economy: development, industrial and agricultural growth   1
Good, positive personal traits: a new person / he has not proved himself 1
Solving children problems: enough school, new schools are being built, repairs and equipment of schools 1
Solving children problems: playgrounds are equipped, enough playgrounds 1
Good, positive personal traits: good team, staff changes, cuts in staff 1
Health care, positive changes in general 1
Leisure and culture, positive changes in general 1
Good, positive personal traits: good performance, good results 1
Living standards: increase of salaries 1
Situation in the city / region: good operation of shops  in general (including quality and assortment) 1
Solving children problems: sufficient number of kindergartens 1
Employment: more jobs 1
Urban amenities : more green space 1
Economy, positive changes in general 1
Infrastructure and construction: sport facilities and sport areas are being built 1
Situation in the city / region: environmental improvements/ garbage from other regions is not brought 1
Everything is good, changes for the better, problems are being solved   1
Living standards: increase in pensions 1
Infrastructure and construction: housing construction 1
Urban amenities: upgrading recreational areas 1
Situation in the city  / region: right budget policy/ well-balanced budget   1
Infrastructure and construction: renovation and repairs to city facilities  / revival of factories 1
Other 11
None 29
Don’t know 34

How would you assess the performance of Alexander Osipov as acting governor? (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)
  Total
Definitely good 15
Rather good 55
Rather bad 3
Definitely bad 1
I know nothing about it 6
Don’t know /had to assess 20

How do you perceive Alexander Osipov as acting governor - positively or negatively? Do you trust him? Are you indifferent? (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)
  Total
I perceive him positively; I trust him 71
I perceive him negatively ; I distrust him 2
I cannot assess his performance 17
I do not know him 10
In your opinion, does your region need a new leader, or would it better if Alexander Osipov remained as governor? (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)
  Total  
A new governor is definitely needed 2
It would be better to have another governor 4
I would be better if Alexander Osipov remained as governor 36
It would be definitely better  if Alexander Osipov remained as governor 44
Don’t know 14
Will you take part in the elections of the Zabayalsky Krai governor which will take place in September 2019? (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)
  Total
Yes, definitely 54
Rather yes 21
Rather not 4
Definitely not 7
Not decided yet 13
Don’t know 1

Do you admit that you would vote for the acting governor Osipov Alexander Mikhaylovich  at the elections of the governor of the Zabaykalsky Krai?(closed-ended question, % of total respondents)
Total Aged 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-59 60 and over
I admit 86 83 82 85 87 89
I do not admit 7 8 9 8 7 3
Don’t know 7 8 8 7 6 8

If the gubernatorial elections (Zabaykalsky Krai) took place next Sunday and the list of candidates were follows, who would you vote for?  (closed-ended question, % of total respondents)
  Total % of those who will take part in elections (75%)
Osipov Alexander Mikhaylovich, acting governor, Zabaykalsky krai (self-nominee) 75 83
Gayduk Yury Nikolaevich, deputy Legislative Assembly (KPRF) 2 2
Kulieva Vasilina Vasilievna, State Duma deputy (LDPR) 2 2
Krauze Elena Vladimirovna, “All-Russian Society of Disabled People” Branch Chairman, Chita Central Administrative district (“Russian party of pensioners for social justice”) 2 1
Ushakov Vyacheslav Ivanovich, Legislative Assembly deputy Zabaykalsky krai (“Patriots of Russia”) 1 1
Shpak Yana Alekseevna, “Green world plus”, Director on Business development  (“Party of Growth”) 0,2 0
I will come to spoil the ballot 1 0
I would skip elections 6 1
Don’t know 11 9
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