Almost every second Ukrainian supports idea of snap parliament election – poll
Some 48% of the polled in Ukraine support an early election to the Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament, while 35% are against this idea, according to results of a national public opinion poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center Sociology Service.
The general attitude to the snap Rada election has remained virtually unchanged since December 2016.
The east of Ukraine is most supportive of the idea of the early parliamentary elections with 61% of respondents who spoke out in its favor, 48% of respondents in the center and 43% in the south support this idea, while the least number of advocates, 36%, was recorded in the west.
Read alsoSome 70% of Ukrainians ready for compromise for peace to reign in Donbas – pollWhat is more, 65% of respondents said that they would have voted if the snap election had happened shortly after, 23% would not have gone to the polls. In December 2016, their shares were 63.5% and 20%, respectively.
"An expected turnout in the parliamentary elections is approximately the same in all regions except the south, where it is significantly lower, being 43%," the results of the poll show.
*** The nationwide survey took place from June 9 to June 13, 2017 in all regions of Ukraine except for Crimea and the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Some 2,018 respondents aged 18 years and older were interviewed. The margin of error does not exceed 2.3%.