Friday, December 11, 2009

President greases poll results

Ukrainian Presidential think tank the "National Institute for Strategic Studies" (NISS) has been accused of rigging public opinion polls to favor their boss incumbent president, Viktor Yushchenko

In a recent poll undertaken by the NISS the president's agency has claimed that Yushchenko is sitting on 9.5% of the vote which is more than twice what all other polls have been reporting.

The total vote allocated to the Yuschhenko's Party "Our Ukraine" candidates is 21.3%  (7% above what the President's party normally achieve).

Missing from the published results is the vote for communist party leader Petro Simonenko who normally polls around 4-5%.


Candidates
%
Yanukovych
32.70%
Tymoshenko
18.80%
Yushchenko
9.50%
Yatseniuk
8.50%
Tihipko
8.00%
Lytvyn
6.00%
Tyahnybok
3.90%
Hrytsenko
2.10%
Moroz
1.60%
Kostenko
1.30%
others
1.70%
sum
94.10%

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