More than 80% of Russian-speaking Americans Believe That George W. Bush Will Win the Upcoming Presidential Elections, Press Release Group Study Shows.

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Press Release Group study shows that 82% of the Russian-speaking Americans believe that George W. Bush will win the upcoming presidential elections, while only 18% of Russian-speaking population thinks John Kerry to be the next president of The United States.

Press Release Group study shows that 82% of the Russian-speaking Americans believe that George W. Bush will win the upcoming presidential elections, while only 18% of Russian-speaking population thinks John Kerry to be the next president of The United States.

It is known, that around 30% of the Russian-speakers usually votes for the democrats, yet most of them believe that republicans are going to win the election. Among the reasons of likely Bush victory, members of Russian-American community list increase of patriotism due to the Iraq war, stabilization of the economy and the respect Bush have earned for handling 9/11 emergency.

Despite the fact that majority believes Bush to win the election, index of approval of President Bush among Russian-speaking population has been falling during the last 6 months, It fell from about 80% in November 2003 to 53% in March 2004.

About Press Release Group

Press Release Group is the only research company currently studying the expanding Russian-American market. The company has become the official source of information on the Russian-American market and has frequently been quoted by both national and local media alike, ranging from The New York Times, New York Daily News, Reuters, Izvestia, New Russian World, Russian State Television, Metro Magazine and many others.

Press Release Group conducts semi-annual studies of the Russian-language audience of mass media. The company has also developed its own Ethnic Market Population Estimator Index, a unique instrument which allows the determination of the size of ethnic communities in the US.

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Ilya Merenzon