Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Poll: Yanukovych and Tymoshenko still head presidential election rating

Yushchenko, with less then 2% support, still on tack to lose office
Source: Kyivpost

Head of the Regions Party Viktor Yanukovych and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko still top the presidential election ratings according to a recent poll conducted by the Kyiv XXI Century Center for Political and Economic Studies.

Under Ukraine's two round Presidential voting system the two highest polling candidates face off together in a second round of voting. The poll does not indicate which of the two highest candidates (Yanukovych or Tymoshenko) would win the second round ballot.

The poll was conducted on July 8-10 this year. Some 2,250 people over 18 were surveyed. The poll's average margin of error is 2.2%.

According to the poll, if the election had been held on Sunday this week, respondents would have voted for:

Yanukovych (PoR)
Tymoshenko (BYuT) 17.2%
Arseniy Yatseniuk`(Y-Front for change) 4.8%
Petro Symonenko (CPU) 2.5%,
Volodymyr Lytvyn (
Parliamentary Speaker) 1.8%
Oleh Tiahnybok (
Leader of the Svoboda Public Organization) 1.4%.
Viktor Yuschenko (Our Ukraine -
Ukrainian President) 1.6%.

According to the poll, some 24.8% are ready to vote against all the candidates, some 20.6% found it hard to give a definite answer.

The survey also showed that if the election is held this Sunday, some 37.1% would definitely participate in them, 14.3% would rather participate, some 17.8% would rather not participate in them, some 14.5% were sure they won't participate and 16.3% could not give a definite answer.