May 29, 2012

Majority of Russians Satisfied with Presidential Election

56%

A 56% majority of Russians say they are satisfied with the results of the March 4 presidential election that brought a first-round win for Vladimir Putin, but views on the fairness of the election are more mixed.

A modest majority of Russians (56%) say they are satisfied with the results of the March 4th election, while a third (33%) say they are not. One-in-ten do not offer an opinion.
Views on the fairness of the election are more mixed: 47% believe balloting was free from manipulation, while roughly a third (35%) disagree. Another 18% are uncertain.
The perceived fairness of the March 4th vote is a key factor influencing satisfaction with the outcome. Nearly nine-in-ten (87%) who think the election was fair say they are satisfied with the outcome. By contrast, only one-in-five who believe the vote was unfair say the same. Read More