Russian Majority Wants Putin to Change Style of Rule, Poll Shows

Russian President Vladimir Putin should change his style of rule, 53 percent of Russians said, according to the Public Opinion Foundation.

Putin’s methods of governance, shown during his two presidential terms, satisfy 29 percent of Russians, the Moscow- based pollster said in an e-mail today. The poll was conducted May 13 among 1,500 people. No margin of error was given.

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