Zelensky would gain almost 25% votes in presidential election, poll shows

Zelensky would gain almost 25% votes in presidential election, poll shows

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Incumbent President Volodymyr Zelensky would see the support of 24.7% of Ukrainian respondents if the presidential election took place next Sunday.

This is evidenced by a survey run by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology on October 15-18, Ukrinform reports.

If the first round of the presidential election, if held next Sunday, Zelensky would receive 19.1% among all respondents and 24.7% among those who are going to vote and have made their choice.

The runner-up is former President Petro Poroshenko, who would be supported by 12.1% of all respondents and 15.6% of those who have made their choice.

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Third comes leader of the Batkivshchyna (Motherland) Party, Yulia Tymoshenko, with 9.4% and 12.2%, respectively. She is followed by Co-chairman of the OPZZh parliamentary faction Yuriy Boyko (7.3% and 9.4%), leader of the Syla I Chest (Power and Dignity) Party Ihor Smeshko (6% and 7.8%), and former chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Dmytro Razumkov (5.5% and 7.1%).

Other candidates have lower support rates.

At the same time, in September, 25.4% of all respondents and 33.3% of those who have made their choice said they would vote for Volodymyr Zelensky.

Last month, 12.8% of all respondents and 16.8% of those who have made their choice would cast ballots for Petro Poroshenko. At that time, Yulia Tymoshenko was supported by 7.8% and 10.3% respectively, Yuriy Boyko – by 7.2% and 9.5%, and Ihor Smeshko – by 6.6% and 8.7%.

The survey was conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) based on a random sample of cell phone numbers. It covered 1,200 respondents from across Ukraine (except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) aged 18 and older.

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In Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the survey was run exclusively in government-controlled areas.

The statistical error margin is within 3.2% for indicators close to 50%, 2.7% for indicators close to 25%, 2.1% – for indicators close to 12%, and 1.4% – for indicators close to 5%.

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