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ARE THE COMMUNISTS POISED TO SUFFER BIG LOSSES?
|Contributor||User 13 |
|Last Edited||User 13 Nov 26, 2003 10:36am|
|Media||Website - Radio Free Europe & Radio Liberty Chechnya|
|News Date||Wednesday, November 26, 2003 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||A new opinion poll conducted in selected cities supports the conclusions of analysts studying the single-mandate races that the Communist Party is losing ground to Unified Russia (see "RFE/RL Russian Political Weekly," 19 November 2003) . VTsIOM-A together with Radio Mayak conducted a survey on 22 November in three Russian cities, Belgorod, Vladimir, and Kyshtym (in Chelyabinsk Oblast), which showed Unified Russia with 32.7 percent -- two times more support than the Communists with 14.3 percent. These cities were selected because they voted in 1995 and 1999 exactly the way Russia as a whole voted, strana.ru reported on 24 November. The results of the VtsIOM-A/Mayak survey differs from that of other recent opinion polls, which were conducted across a larger number of Russian cities, and showed support split between Unified Russia and the Communist Party. |
According to this new poll, the Communists did poorly even in Belgorod, where the Communists typically have strong support, "Kommersant-Daily" reported on 25 October. In the VTsIOM-A/Mayak survey, Vladimir Zhirinovskii's Liberal Democratic Party got 8 percent support, the Union of Rightist Forces got 7.5 percent, and Yabloko got 5.2 percent.