The Rise and Fall of Putin’s Popularity (Monkey Cage)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity, from 200o to 2010, tracked pretty closely with Russians’ perceptions of the country’s economy. But in 2011, presidential approval appears to have broken free from this correlation, and many have been trying to explain why. As Daniel Treisman writes in the Monkey Cage, a blog published by The Washington Post, closer analysis of the presidency shows that this previous assessment may not be true.

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