Yanukovych and Tymoshenko most popular candidacies for President – poll

13:49, 04 September 2008
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Yushchenko occupies the fourth place

Party of Regions leader Victor Yanukovych and Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko are still the most popular candidacies for post of Ukrainian President.

These are the results of a poll carried out by the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine during August 15-27.

If the presidential election took place in Ukraine in 2008, some 27.8% of those polled would vote for Victor Yanukovych, some 22.5% - for Yulia Tymoshenko, some 5% - for Petro Symonenko, some 4.7% - for Victor Yushchenko, some 3.8% - for Volodymyr Lytvyn, some 2.7% - for Arseniy Yatseniuk, some 1.7% - for Natalya Vitrenko, and some 0.6% - for Valentyna Semenyuk.

Some 2% of respondents would vote for other candidacies, some 7.5% would vote against all, and some 21.5% could not answer the question.

At the same time, some 74.6% of those polled are ready to take part in the presidential election, some 20.1% said they will not vote, and some 5.3% could not answer the question.

The poll was carried out in all regions of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Kyiv, and Sevastopol. On the whole, 1800 people took part in the poll.

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