MR. FRADKOV IS APPEALING TO MASSES, SURVEYS INDICATE

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MOSCOW, MARCH 11, 2004 (from RIA Novosti's Nikolai Zherebtsov) - Before his nomination for the post of Prime Minister, Mikhail Fradkov was a complete stranger to 89 percent of the Russian public. This is according to the Public Opinion Fund's March 6 survey. The pollster interviewed a sample of 1,500 Russian adults from a hundred urban and rural communities across the nation. The error margin is 3.6 percent.

Mr. Fradkov has been in the public eye for just a couple of weeks now, so only a quarter of the respondents have been able to get some idea of what kind of person he is (twenty-two percent said they liked him while four percent admitted that their first impression was rather negative). Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said they still don't know what to make of their new Premier; twenty-three percent failed to come up with any reply at all.

Twenty-one percent of the pollees expect Mr. Fradkov to do a better job than his predecessor, Mikhail Kasyanov; 18 percent predict he will perform just as well; and 6 percent fear he won't be as good as the ex-premier. Fifty-six percent of those interviewed believe that it is still too early to say how effective Mr. Fradkov will be in his new capacity.

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