Zelensky takes the lead in poll ahead of 2019 presidential vote
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 (Civic 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 Sadoviy 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%.