Ukrainian Politics

 Poll: Tymoshenko strengthens her position among presidential candidates, followed by Hrytsenko, Poroshenko

Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko enjoys the greatest support among the respondents who intend to take part in the presidential elections in Ukraine while in has considerably increased compared to last May.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, a survey conducted in August by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Center shows that her approval rating is 17.8 percent of respondents who intend to vote (in May it was 13.3 percent).

Leader of the Civil Position party Anatoliy Hrytsenko goes next in the presidential rating with 8.4 percent, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko has 7.9 percent, leader of the Za Zhyttia party (For Life) Vadym Rabinovych has 6.7 percent, and co-chairman of the Opposition Bloc Yurii Boiko has 6.4 percent.

Showman Volodymyr Zelenskyi, who has not yet announced his intention to run for president, has a 6.1 percent support among those who intend to vote. Leader of the Radical Party, Oleh Liashko, is supported by 5.8 percent. Singer Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, who also did not declare his intention to be a presidential candidate, can score 5.6 percent of the votes.

The nationwide survey of the Ukrainian population was carried out by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation jointly with the Social Service of the Razumkov Center from Aug.16 to Aug. 22, 2018 in all regions of Ukraine except for Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Some 2,019 respondents aged 18 years were interviewed. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3 percent.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3084446