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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's main pro-Kremlin party suffered a drop in support in an opinion poll issued on Wednesday, but still seemed set to dominate a December parliamentary election widely seen as a referendum on the rule of President Vladimir Putin.
United Russia has relied on the president's high personal standing for its campaign, whose motto is "Putin's Plan -- Victory for Russia".
Putin will head the list of candidates for United Russia and on Tuesday said he expected the election to give him a "moral right" to influence Russian politics after he steps down from his Kremlin post next year.
A VTsIOM poll shows United Russia support at 57 percent of those who intend to vote, down 9 percentage points on the last poll a week ago.