Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Poll - Institute of social and political psychology

Feb 7 www.regnum.ru

Link http://www.regnum.ru/english/582285.html 
Source Institute of social and political psychology
Date February 7,2006
Name of the party or electoral bloc
PR Party of Regions (PR)
NS-NU Bloc 'Our Ukraine' (NS-NU)
BYuT Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc (BYuT)
KPU Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU)
SPU Socialist Party of Ukraine (SPU)
LPB Lytvyn's People's Bloc (LPB)
NVB Nataliya Vitrenko Bloc 'People's Opposition' (NVB)
CBP Civil Bloc PORA-PRP' (CBP)
UPBKP Ukrainian People's Bloc of Kostenko and Plyusch
OBNY Oppositional bloc NOT YES! (OBNY)
Party Block Poll% Vote% Seats% No of Seats
PR 22.11% 28.35% 30.14% 136
NS-NU 14.77% 18.94% 20.14% 91
BYuT 13.87% 17.78% 18.90% 85
KPU 6.03% 7.73% 8.22% 37
SPU 5.83% 7.47% 7.95% 36
LPB 2.81% 3.61% 3.84% 17
NVB 5.43% 6.96% 7.40% 33
CBP 2.51% 3.22% 3.42% 15
UPBKP 1.91% 2.45% 0.00% 0
OBNY 1.71% 2.19% 0.00% 0
Others 1.01% 1.29% 0.00% 0
Sum 77.99% 100.00% 100.00% 450
Balance 22.01%
Summary 100.00%      

Please Note: The poll has an undisclosed balance of 22.1% If this balance is infact allocated to minor Parties then the LPB and CBP Bloc's would not achieve the minimum 3% requirement, in which case their allocated 32 seats would be redistributed and the extent of wasted vote would exceed 27.3%. Ideally the poll should publish more information as to the outstanding balance and if the nominated percentage is the percentage of voters who will be casting a valid vote or it is a percentage of those polled.

Additional information that would assist in the analysis of the vote would be a copy of the questions asked and geopoltical statisical data (ie a breaks down of the number of respondents from each oblast)Without this information each poll is like comparing apples with oranges. With the quailty of each orchard grove varing significantly in output.