For background, see
“Russian propaganda and Western reporters who can’t think: Putin’s great rise in popularity, as revealed by polls,” The Trenchant Observer, March 14, 2015.
In March 2015, we pointed out how ridiculous it is for Western journalists to cite Russian polls in gaging Putin’s popularity. The same can be said for election results.
Vladimir Kara-Murza, “Kremlin bars key challenger from the ballot — again,” Washington Post, June 7, 2019.
Most dictators are quite popular, at least according to poll and election results.
Why Western journalists pay any attention to such numbers surpasses understanding. Only fools would give them any credence.
The Trenchant Observer