Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yushchenko's Poll Dance to Oblivion

Ukraine's embattled President, Viktor Yushchenko, would not survive the first round of voting and does not even rate according to a recent public opinion poll conducted by the Sofia Center for Social Studies on February 3-13, 2009 and published in the KyivPost

Presidential Candidate Support

CandidateParty %
Viktor YanukovychPoR 24.2%
Yulia TymoshenkoBYuT 15.3%
Arseniy YatseniukBAY 11.8%
Volodymyr LytvynBL 5.2%
Petro SymonenkoCPU 4.6%
Vikor YushchenkoOU 3.0%

Even more telling is that the President's Party "Our Ukaine" would not win any seats with only five political parties winning representation if fresh Parliamentary elections were held last week.

Parliamentary Party Support

Party %
Party of RegionsPoR25.8%
Bloc Yulia TymoschenkoBYuT15.6
Bloc of Arseniy YatseniukBAY10.4%
Communist Party of UkraineCPU5.5%
Bloc of LytvynBL5.3%
Our UkraineOU2.7%

The People's Union Our Ukraine Party would fail to overcome the 3% threshold, receiving only 2.7% of the vote.

A total of 2,018 respondents participated in the interview. The poll's margin of error does not exceed 2.2%.