Zelensky, ruling party retain lead in popular ratings

Zelensky, ruling party retain lead in popular ratings

If the presidential election were to be held in the near future, 25.1% of Ukrainians would vote for the incumbent head of state, Volodymyr Zelensky (among those who will cast ballots and have decided on the choice). On the top of the party rating is the ruling Servant of the People party with 20.4% of support.

That’s according to a survey run by the Rating Sociological Group on October 21-23, 2021, Ukrinofrm reports.

According to the poll, in the presidential election, leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko would see support of 14.1% of respondents, while leader of the Motherland party Yulia Tymoshenko would seal 10.1%, and co-chair of the Opposition Party - for Life parliamentary faction Yuriy Boyko would get 9.5%.

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Another 7.3% of respondents are ready to support former Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov, 7.1% – leader of the Power and Honor party, Ihor Smeshko, 6% – former MP Yevhen Muraev, 5.1% – ex-Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, 4.3% – leader of the Civic Position party, Anatoliy Hrytsenko, 3.9%– head of the Radical Party, Oleh Lyashko, 2% – chair of Svoboda Oleh Tyahnybok, and 1,5% –Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi.

At the same time, Zelensky is at the top of the trust rating with 39% of the votes, while 59% say they don’t trust the incumbent president. Some 26% trust Yulia Tymoshenko, while 72% don’t. Another 25% trust Petro Poroshenko, with 73% saying the opposite, and 24% trust Yuriy Boyko, with 57% saying they don’t trust the politician and another 16% claiming they don’t know him.

According to the survey, the party rating is headed by the ruling Servant of the People, which enjoyed support of 20.4% of those who will go to the polls and have already made their choice. Some 15.8% of respondents are ready to vote for the European Solidarity party, 12.0% – for the Opposition Platform - For Life, and 10.9%  – for Motherland.

Socio-political sentiments of the population (October 21-23, 2021) by Rating Group

The rating of other political forces is slightly lower. Thus, the Strength and Honor party saw support of 6.4% of respondents, Muraev's party Nashi got 6.3%,Groysman’s Ukrainian Strategy sealed 5.3%, the Radical Party saw 4.8%, Vitaliy Klitschko’s UDAR had 4.2%, Sharij’s Party received 3.8%, Svoboda saw 2.9%, the Voice party had 2.2%, and Self-Help was supported by 1.9% of respondents.

The survey was run among the population aged 18 and older in all regions, except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea, as well as the temporarily occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The sample is representative by age, sex, and type of settlement.

The CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews) poll, based on a random sample of cell phone numbers, covered 2,500 respondents. The margin error of the study with a confidence level of 0.95 is within 2.0.


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