According to a recent opinion poll published on Thursday 27.6% of those polled would support Ukraine's Prime-minister, Viktor Yanukovych, as preferred president whilst 15.4% support the current president, Viktor Yushchenko.
The poll comes at the beginning of a long political campaign leading up to the September 30 parliamentary election, which was called for by the president, sparking the most serious constitutional crisis since Ukraine became an independent nation.
The polls reflects pretty much the same division of the parliament shows that Ukraine remains divided and that the president's support has not improved as result of the current crisis.
The same poll places Yulia Tymoshenko in third place at 13%. Of those polled 15% could not decide.
Thursday, June 21, 2007