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Monday, October 23, 2017

Timakova refused to “argue in absentia” with “Levada”

Press Secretary of the Russian Prime Minister Natalia Timakova refused to comment on the call to “Levada-center” to apologize for her characterization of a poll about Dmitry Medvedev. According to her, she does not want to argue in absentia.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Natalia Timakova

“I would not want to engage in a polemic with the “Levada”, – said Timakova TV channel “Rain” in connection with the request of the head of Levada Lev Gudkov apologize.

Other comments on this subject is not followed.

On Wednesday, the “Levada-center” has published the results of a sociological survey, according to which for the early resignation of the head of the government act, almost half of Russians. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the findings of sociologists will be closely analyzed. The head of the press service of the Prime Minister said that according to surveys conducted by the political order, no special meaning is attached.

It Timakova said the head of “Levada”. Gudkov called her to apologize for “false statement” and stressed that the study was conducted on science, on its own initiative and at the expense of own means of the organization. “No, we didn’t order this,” said Gudkov.

Recall MK.RU conducting its own survey on the subject of the possible resignation of Dmitry Medvedev: “are You for or against sending Prime Minister Medvedev to resign?”

According to the preliminary results, “definitely” and “rather for” the resignation of act 85% of visitors to the site.


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