Ukrainians name best candidates for prime minister – poll

14:44, 10 June 2019
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These are independent MP Yuriy Boyko, leader of the Batkivshchyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko, and leader of the Strength and Honor Party Ihor Smeshko, according to a survey conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), whose results were transmitted to UNIAN.

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During the survey titled "Party Support Rating: May-June 2019," the respondents were asked a question: "Various options are now being discussed who may become prime minister after the elections to the Verkhovna Rada. Who would you like to see as the head of government among the persons from the list?"

The respondents' answers are as follows: Yuriy Boyko was backed by 12.9% of those polled, Yulia Tymoshenko by 11.3%, Ihor Smeshko by 8.1%, Volodymyr Groysman by 7.7%, Anatoliy Hrytsenko by 4%, Petro Poroshenko by 2.6%, Andriy Sadovyi by 2.6%, Arseniy Yatsenyuk by 2.2%, Oleksandr Shevchenko by 2%, Serhiy Taruta by 1.4%, Oleksandr Danyliuk by 1%, Ihor Palytsia by 0.5%, and Andriy Kobolyev by 0.1%.

Almost 4% of respondents indicated "other candidates," 36% found it difficult to answer this question, and 3.5% refused to answer.

KIIS polled respondents across Ukraine from May 26 to June 7. Personal interviews were conducted with 2,000 respondents living in 110 cities and towns in all Ukrainian regions (except Russia-occupied Crimea) using a four-stage stochastic sample with quota selection at the last stage representing the population of Ukraine aged 18 and older.

In Luhansk and Donetsk regions, respondents were interviewed only in the territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities.

The margin of error (with a probability of 0.95 and with a design effect of 1.5) does not exceed 3.3% for indicators close to 50%, 2.8% for indicators close to 25%, 2% for indicators close to 10%, and 1.4% for those close to 5%.

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