Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin emerged victorious in elections for the Russian presidency held over the weekend. Putin, who has been a major figure in Russian politics for many years, was elected to a third term, after he held the position for two terms from 2000 to 2008. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with UF Professor of Political Science Brian Moraski about Putin’s victory, the controversy surrounding it, and what it could mean for Russia’s future.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Russia-Q-A.mp3|titles=FP Russia Q & A]
Though President Trump's approval ratings had dropped to 37 percent by mid-August, some conservatives in southwest Alachua County are holding their ground on supporting him as the country approaches its one-year anniversary of his election victory.