Rockstar Vakarchuk, actor Zelensky outrun Poroshenko in latest polls

15:20, 26 June 2018
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Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko remains the leader of the polls, with 16% of Ukrainians being ready to support her, according to a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group on June 14-24, 2018, whose results were announced at a press conference in Kyiv Tuesday.

Some 11.7% of respondents are willing to support leader of the Hromadianska Pozytsia (Civic Position) Party Anatoliy Hrytsenko; head of the Opposition Bloc Yuriy Boyko 10.5%; сomedy actor, public figure Volodymyr Zelensky and leader of the Sluha Narodu (Servant of the People) Party 9.3%; rockstar and former MP Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko and current President Petro Poroshenko 8.6% of respondents for each.

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Leader of Za Zhyttya (For Life) Party Vadym Rabinovych would gain 7.6% of respondents; leader of the Samopomich Party Andriy Sadoviy 3.4%; leader of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda Oleh Tyahnybok 2.8%; leader of the Spravedlyvist (Justice) movement Valentyn Nalyvaichenko 2.0%; former MP Roman Bezsmertny 1.4%, leader of the Osnova Party Serhiy Taruta 1.1%, and leader of the People's Front Party Arseniy Yatsenyuk would win 1.1%.

At the same time, in the rating of the "second choice" the leading positions are occupied by Hrytsenko, for whom, as an alternative to the main favorite, 7.5% of respondents are ready to vote, Zelensky (6.3%), Vakarchuk (6.0%), Rabinovych (5.7%) and Tymoshenko (5.3%).

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At the same time, it is noted that Petro Poroshenko still tops the so-called anti-rating, with almost 52% of respondents not willing to support him in any case.

Some 30% of respondents would oppose Yatsenyuk; 23.8% - Liashko; 23% - Boyko; 20.8% - Tymoshenko; 16.0% - Rabinovych, and 14.7% - Tyahnybok.

A total of 2,500 respondents were interviewed, aged 18 and older. The sample is representative by age, gender, type of settlement, region. The margin of error is below 2%.

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