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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Putin in Trouble Politically?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post suggested it in one of its endless Russophobic assaults.
A recent poll had his approval rating at 83%, He's supported by 82% of young respondents, 83% among Russians aged 45 – 59, and 89% among people aged-60 or older.
Western politicians come nowhere near him in popularity. Many are widely disliked – notably Britain's Theresa May, France's Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy.
Gallup has Trump's approval rating at 37% in its latest December 18 – 24 survey.
According to WaPo disinformation, "Putin remains unwilling to test (his popularity) against real competition," adding:
"On Monday, the state election commission banned his most popular opponent, Alexei Navalny, from running in the presidential election scheduled for March 18 –
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