45 % of Russians Expect a Rigged Election

A new survey from the Levada Center shows that many Russians are doubting that the upcoming elections will be free and fair (hat tip Siberian Light). From the Guardian:

The survey by Russia’s top polling agency found that 39% of voters expected local electoral commissions to “fiddle” results, while 45% thought the results would not reflect the will of the people. A quarter said there was a risk of candidates “inconvenient to the powers” being excluded from voting lists.