Comedy actor, public figure and leader of the Sluha Narodu (Servant of the People) party Volodymyr Zelensky has taken the lead with 19% of votes in a poll ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
The poll was conducted by the Rating sociological group from January 16 to January 24.
According to the findings of the poll, 18.2% of respondents support ex-PM and Batkivshchyna party leader Yulia Tymoshenko and 15.1% incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.
Head of the Opposition Bloc Yuriy Boyko would have scored 10% of votes, leader of the Hromadianska Pozytsia (Civil Position) party Anatoliy Hrytsenko 8.5%, leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko 7%, Ukrainian MP and media mogul Yevgeniy Murayev 3.6%, Ukrainian MP from the UKROP party Oleksandr Shevchenko 2.9%, leader of the Samopomich party Andriy Sadovyi 2.7%, MP from the Opposition Bloc Oleksandr Vilkul 2.6%.
In the second round, according to the poll, Tymoshenko ranks first in pairs with Poroshenko (27% versus 18%) and Boyko (28% vs. 18%).
At the same time, Tymoshenko is behind Zelensky (24% vs. 29%). According to the poll, Zelensky also ahead of Poroshenko (34% vs. 20%), and Boiko (33% vs. 18%).
In the Boyko-Poroshenko pair, the incumbent president is leading with a slight difference (23% vs. 21%). Some 6,000 respondents were interviewed. The margin of error does not exceed 1.3%.