After the declaration by Yabloko leader
Grigory Yavlinsky that the attack of the federal troops
in Chechnya should be suspended and peaceful negotiations
should be conducted with the President of Chechnya, Aslan
Maskhadov, almost half of Russia's citizens (46%) stated
that their opinion of Grigory Yavlinsky had not changed,
while 18% hesitated to provide any answer.
With respect to the others who were polled,
twice as many Russian citizens stated that their opinion
of Yavlinsky had deteriorated, than improved (25% and 12%
respectively). This deterioration in attitude was expressed
most frequently by men and electoral groups, which backed
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
This information was provided by the sociologists
of the Public Opinion Fund on Friday. This data was obtained
during a nation-wide poll of the urban and rural population,
conducted on November 13 among 2,000 respondents.
Based on Interfax information.