With only two weeks to go before the presidential election, polls published over the weekend showed incumbent president Boris Yeltsin continuing to gather support over his main rival, Gennady Zyuganov. A Moscow Times-CNN poll published on Saturday gave Yeltsin his largest lead to date, with the support of 32.6 percent of those questioned, and only 19.7 percent for Zyuganov. (AP, June 2) A poll reported yesterday by the NTV television company gave Yeltsin 35 percent to Zyuganov’s 24 percent. The same poll found that, in a second-round run-off, Yeltsin would defeat Zyuganov 46 percent to 30 percent. (NTV, June 2) Asked whom they expected to win, 61.7 percent of respondents said Yeltsin and 17.6 percent said Zyuganov. (RTR, June 2)
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