Other candidates share 13 percent of votes.
After the election campaign was launched, the rating of Communist and Agrarian candidate Nikolai Kharitonov has grown from two to five percent. The ratings of independent candidates Sergei Glazyev and Irina Khakamada are four and two percent correspondingly. They have not changed since the start of the election campaign, VTsIOM-A experts say.
Sergei Mironov (the Russian Life Party) and Oleg Malyshkin (the Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia) have one percent of votes. Ivan Rybkin, who is campaigning from London after his disappearance, has a zero rating.
VTsIOM-A forecasts that 63 percent of Russians will participate in the presidential elections.
All in all, 1,600 Russians were polled.