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Poll: Putin’s Approval Rating Is at All-Time High in Russia

While Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly a pariah on the world stage, his approval rating in Russia has never been higher.

A new poll from Gallup shows that 83 percent of Russians approve of Putin's job performance, up nearly 30 points from his 2013 rating and tied with the previous all-time high from 2008.


Those numbers are on the heels of last month's Pew Research data that showed the unfavorable turn in the way other countries view Russia.

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