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State pollster says 61 percent of Russians planning to vote in upcoming plebiscite support constitutional changes

Source: VTsIOM

The state-owned Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) has released the results of its most recent telephone survey on Russia’s upcoming constitutional plebiscite.

More than half of respondents, 67 percent, said that they are going to take part in the vote, while 14 percent said that they will not participate.

Among those planning to vote, 61 percent said that they are ready to vote in favor of adopting the proposed amendments to the Constitution, while 21 percent said they will be voting against the changes.

The majority of those planning to vote, 83 percent, believe that there is “no risk” or “no significant” risk of contracting the coronavirus at polling stations. Meanwhile, 15 percent of respondents said that there is a “significant risk” of infection.

The VTsIOM survey was conducted via telephone interviews on June 2, among a random sample of 1,600 Russian citizens over the age of 18.

According to Meduza’s sources, the Russian Presidential Administration is aiming for 55 percent turnout for nationwide vote on July 1, with 60 percent of voters supporting the amendments to the Constitution.

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