President Vladimir Putin would have received 48 percent of the vote at a high turnout if the election of the head of state had taken place next Sunday, the Kommersant newspaper said, citing data from the Levada Center poll.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov would have collected three percent, while Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu can count on the support of one percent of voters, the newspaper notes.
According to the survey, 64 percent of Russians want to see Putin re-elected president in 2018.
Vladimir Putin has not yet announced his intention to participate in the presidential elections, which will be held in 2018.
Original: Социологи узнали: сколько процентов Россиян готовы проголосовать за Путина