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En telefonisk meningsmåling foretaget live-on air på den tyske Nyhedskanal N-TV har vist at langt størstedelen af deltagerne stoler på den russiske Præsident Vladimir Putin.

Meningsmålingen blev foretaget under den årlige tale af den russiske præsident til Føderationssamlingen den 1. December, som N-TV broadcasted live. Den privatejede kanal er en af Tysklands større TV nyhedskanaler, med et gennemsnit på 5,1 millioner mennesker som ser med dagligt, ifølge broadcasteren.

Meningsmålingen beskrevet af kanalen som værende non-repræsentativ, spurgte seerne om "man kan stole på Putin," med svarmulighederne som værende enten "ja" eller "nej."


Resultatet som blev opdateret løbende af N-TV under Putins tale, afslørede at et overvældende flertal - på et tidspunkt op til 81% - svarede "ja."


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The outcome has caught the attention of people on social media, leading to mixed reactions regarding the survey.

One particular tweet claimed that while the majority of respondents trusted Putin, the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking for ways of confrontation between Berlin and Moscow.

"#NTV Poll 'Can you trust #Putin?' - 80% of the callers say YES. #CDU policy document on the other hand wants confrontation," the tweet read.

Another person said that people can trust the Russian president "not more and not less than #Merkel, #Trump and Co."

One social media user made a sarcastic comment, saying that if online trolls and bots were behind the result, he was one of them.

"Oho only #Putin sympathizers & #Putinbots at #NTV! Me too," his tweet said.

During his address to the Federal Assembly, President Putin said that Russia "is not seeking enemies," warning though that the international community must respect the country's interests.

According to an October poll conducted by the German Forsa Institute at the request of Stern Magazine, a majority of the respondents (84 percent) wanted Chancellor Merkel to continue contacts with Moscow and not try to isolate Russia.