The POF presented results of an opinion poll in Moscow on Thursday. Sixty percent of voters preferred Putin for president in 2008, the number is down to 44% now (judging by the latest poll dated Dec. 25).
The respondents were asked to choose from Putin, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, A Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov, businessman Mikhail Prokhorov and Yabloko informal leader Grigory Yavlinsky.
Fifty-two percent said they would vote for Putin in March 2012; including 26% who would definitely do that, 16% were inclined to support Putin and 10% did not rule out that option. Thirty-three percent said they would not vote for Putin: 20% would not do that for sure, 6% were inclined to reject that candidate and 6% might reject him.