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Putin Approval Soars to 83% in Russia While Obama Stagnates in Low 40s in US

Gallup reports that President Vladimir Putin’s popularity in Russia is now at its highest level in years.  The 83% of Russians saying they approve of Putin’s leadership in late April/early June ties his previous high rating in 2008 when he left office the first time.

In comparison, the latest Gallup numbers on Obama show 44% approval with 52% disapproving.