Russian news is flaunting Vladimir Putin’s surging approval ratings comparing the Russian leader to unpopular Democrat Barack Obama.
According to opinion polls, President Vladimir Putin’s rating rose again in March and reached the record level of 82.3 percent.
The head of state has earned such high approvals primarily in connection with the entry of the Crimea in the Russian Federation, VTsIOM research center said. Most Russians support Putin;s stance on Ukraine.
It should be added that at the beginning of the year, Vladimir Putin’s rating was a bit higher than than 60 percent. the rating of the Russian president has been growing steadily for two consecutive months. Putin’s current approval rating has neared the level from February 2008, when it reached 82.9 percent.
Meanwhile, across the ocean, the number of Americans, who do not approve the work of sitting U.S. President Barack Obama has grown to 59 percent. This set a new record for Obama, a survey conducted by GfK said, The Associated Press reports.
Obama’s anti-rating has been growing steadily since the end of 2012. In January, 53 percent of Americans were negative in their attitude to Obama, which was five percent less than in the previous month.