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Presidential Election

This survey took place between 21-24 April 2017 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions. The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys.

The statistical error of these studies for a selection of 1600 people (with a probability of 0.95) does not exceed:

                3.4% for indicators around 50%

                2.9% for indicators around 25%/75%

                2.0% for indicators around 10%/90%

                1.5% for indicators around 5%/95%

IF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WERE TO TAKE PLACE THIS COMING SUNDAY, WOULD YOU PARTICIPATE, AND IF SO, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MODERN POLITICIANS WOULD YOU VOTE FOR? (OPEN question; names were provided by respondents unprompted and not read to respondents; ranked by April 2017 responses)

  Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 15 Jan. 16 Apr. 17
Putin 29 49 62 53 48
Zhirinovsky 3 4 4 3 3
Zyuganov 6 4 6 4 3
Shoygu 1 1  <1 2 1
Navalny  <1 <1 1 1 1
Medvedev 2 <1  <1 <1 1
Mironov 1 1 1 1 1
Prokhorov 2 1 1 <1  <1
Other 2 1 1 1 1
I don’t know who I would vote for 22 21 9 17 19
I would not vote 18 10 8 11 13
I don’t know whether I would vote or not 14 8 8 9 10

IF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WERE TO TAKE PLACE THIS COMING SUNDAY, WOULD YOU PARTICIPATE, AND IF SO, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MODERN POLITICIANS WOULD YOU VOTE FOR? (OPEN question; names were provided by respondents unprompted and not read to respondents; as a percentage of those surveyed who are ready to vote and know who they would vote for; ranked by April 2017 responses)

  Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 15 Jan. 16 Apr. 17
Putin 64 81 82 83 83
Zhirinovsky 7 6 5 4 5
Zyuganov 13 7 9 6 4
Shoygu 3 2 <1 3 2
Navalny <1 <1 1 1 2
Medvedev 3 <1 <1 <1 1
Mironov 1 1 1 1 1
Prokhorov 4 1 1 1 <1
Other 4 2 1 2 2

WOULD YOU LIKE VLADIMIR PUTIN TO BE ELECTED NEXT YEAR TO AN ADDITIONAL TERM AS PRESIDENT, OR TO BE REPLACED IN OFFICE BY SOMEBODY ELSE?*

  Mar. 04 Mar. 12 Aug.12 Dec. 12 Mar. 13 Dec. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Mar. 17
I would like Putin to be elected President of Russia again 33 17 22 23 22 22 57 65 64
I would like Medvedev to replace Putin as President of Russia 6 7 5 8 6
I would like Putin to be replaced by someone else 39 43 50 44 47 47 25 22 22
It is difficult to say 29 34 22 28 23 26 19 13 14

* Survey conducted March 1-April 3, 2017 with identical selection.

Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly  Monterey Institute of International Studies).

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