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Putin/Medvedev losing support?

Take this for what it’s worth, but a new poll shows that Russia’s slumping economy and recent evidence of vote-rigging in national elections might finally be having an effect on public support for Russia’s ruling tandem:  Public trust in the work of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin each fell six percentage points ...

Take this for what it’s worth, but a new poll shows that Russia’s slumping economy and recent evidence of vote-rigging in national elections might finally be having an effect on public support for Russia’s ruling tandem: 

Public trust in the work of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin each fell six percentage points on Oct. 24-25 from a week earlier, the poll said.

Fifty-six percent of 2,000 people polled said Medvedev held their trust, down from 62 percent a week earlier. Sixty-six percent trusted Putin, down from 72 percent.

Support for the pro-Kremlin party of power, United Russia, fell four percentage points to 53 percent, the poll showed.

That would put Medvedev’s approval rating about even with Obama’s.

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