About 16% of Ukrainian respondents plan to elect a President, leader of the “Batkivschyna” Yulia Tymoshenko. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Sociological center named after Mikhail Dragomanov, who presented today the sociologist, Professor Sergiy Shtepa and political analyst Rostislav Balaban, reports “Commander in chief”.
“The results of a survey among potential presidential candidates, the two leading names: Yulia Tymoshenko (15.7% of respondents who plan to participate in the elections) and Petro Poroshenko (12.3% of respondents). These two candidates, according to the survey results, go to the second round,” said Shtepa.
According to him, the third place in the presidential rating was occupied by Anatoly Gritsenko (8,3%), the highest support in Western Ukraine. Next is Yuri Boyko (6,2%) with the greatest support in the Kharkiv region, Oleg Lyashko (5,6%) in the North of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky (5,4%), Vadim Rabinovich (5,1%) – in the Odessa region, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk (4.7%) and in Western Ukraine, Andriy Sadovy (2.7%) and Alexander Shevchenko (2.6 percent).
According to the survey, is still a significant percentage of voters who are undecided on their choice (21,9% among those who plan to participate in the elections). “So the situation closer to the election day can significantly change in favour of any candidates. In addition, the portion of respondents who have already decided on the choice often change their minds in the election day. Such a mechanism we see often,” he concluded Rostislav Balaban.
On the issue of geopolitical choice of Ukraine, according to experts, the vast majority supported the rapprochement with the EU (53.2 per cent) and Ukraine’s accession to the North Atlantic Alliance (44.7 per cent).
The survey was conducted from 25 August to 2 September for the adult population of Ukraine. The method of personal interview interrogated 1800 respondents, living in all regions of Ukraine (except for occupied Crimea and Eastern Ukraine). Sampling error does not exceed 2.3%.