In his words, the poll confirms that the incumbent president does not have any real rivals for elections.
The poll also showed that none of Russian politicians has a sufficiently high rating to become Putin's successor. In the opinion of the VTsIOM director, "this is the main task Putin will have to deal with." About 71% of the voters are ready to vote for Putin; Sergei Glazyev holds second place: he is not likely to gain more than 10%, Fyodorov said.
In his words, the candidate rated third, Irina Khakamada, has a very high "anti-rating." Almost 35% of those polled do not intend to vote for her "under any circumstances."