An Ekho Movsky report states, according to the Public Opinion Foundation, if the Russian presidential election were held next Sunday, only 45% of the electorate would vote for Putin. Meanwhile, 54% of respondents to the poll believe PM Medvedev is doing a poor job. According to state pollster VTsIOM, about 40% of Russians polled in early August trust Putin. The trust rating for Medvedev fell to 7%. Their ruling United Russia party is also experience a decline in its ratings.