Ukrainian Politics

 Tymoshenko ahead in presidential candidate poll, followed by Poroshenko, Zelenskyi, Hrytsenko – KIIS survey

According to a Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) poll, Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko enjoys the greatest support among presidential candidates - 19.3 percent.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, the survey shows that among Ukrainians who have already determined their choice, 11.9 percent are prepared to vote for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, for showman Volodymyr Zelenskyi – 11.8 percent and Civil Position Party leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko – 10.9 percent.

Some 8.4 percent of those surveyed support Ukrainian singer Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, Opposition Bloc leader Yurii Boiko – 8.1 percent, For Life Party leader Vadym Rabinovych – 7.5 percent, Radical Party leader Oleh Liashko – 6.7 percent, followed by Lviv Mayor Andrii Sadovyi – 4.2 percent.

If presidential elections were held now, 10.6 percent of Ukrainian citizens aged 18 and older would vote for Tymoshenko, for Poroshenko – 6.5 percent, for Zelenskyi - 6.5 percent and Hrytsenko – 6 percent.

KIIS Deputy Director Anton Hrushevsky noted that political party and candidate registration has not taken place, so any list of possible candidates can be used. He said very often political forces test the electoral possibilities of candidates, even if they have not announced plans to run for office.

The KIIS poll was conducted during September 8-23 through a personal interview among 2,226 respondents living in 110 settlements in all regions of Ukraine, except for the Russia-occupied Crimea and areas beyond government control in Luhansk and Donetsk regions using a four-level stochastic sample representative of the population of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The statistical sampling error (with a probability of 0.95 and a design effect of 1.5) does not exceed 3.3 percent for indicators close to 50 percent, 2.8 percent for indicators close to 25 percent, 2 percent for indicators close to 10 percent, and 1.4 percent for indicators close to 5 percent.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3088157