Over 80 precent Moscow residents approve of Sobyanin's work as Moscow mayor - VTsIOM

Moscow residents' support for the work of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has increased, All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) General Director Valery Fyodorov said.

Moscow residents' support for the work of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has increased, All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) General Director Valery Fyodorov said.

"If, to compare the data of a series of polls held between October 2012 and August 2014, it can be registered that the level of positive assessment of Sobyanin's work as mayor has increased," Fyodorov said at a news conference at Interfax's central office on Friday.

In fall 2012 a total of 55 precent Moscow residents said that Sobyanin was working "well" or "rather well," this figure grew to 74 precent in summer 2013 and now it amounts to 84 precent, Fyodorov said.

This time Sobyanin is mostly supported by young people - respondents aged 18-24 (89 precent), Fyodorov said. "This is even higher than the pensioners' group (82 precent)," he said.

The mayor's support is strongly related to the situation in Moscow in general, Fyodorov said. A total of 94 precent respondents who are content with the situation in Moscow are happy with Sobyanin's work, furthermore, only 48 precent of those displeased with the situation in the city assess the mayor's work positively, he said.

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