Putin’s trust rating reaches historic low

The trust rating of the Russian President Vladimir Putin has dropped to 33.4%. This is evidenced by the results of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) survey. Back in December 2018, according to state sociologists, 36.5% of Russians trusted Putin.

The source of the TV channel “Dozhd” (Rain) in VTsIOM noted that this is a historic minimum. The maximum trust rating of Putin — 65% — was recorded by state sociologists in March 2015, that is, immediately after the annexation of Crimea.

The second and third places in the trust rating are occupied by the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (13.7%) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (9.3%). The anti-rating is headed by Vladimir Zhirinovsky (26.3%).