Zelensky remains on top of presidential rating / Photo from the President's Office

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky remains in the lead of the presidential ratings.

These are the findings of a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center on March 5-9.

In particular, if the presidential elections had been held in the near future, as many as 19% of respondents among those who intend to vote and 27% of those who have made up their mind would have backed the incumbent president.

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Other politicians would have had less than 5% of the votes.

If Viktor Medvedchuk had been nominated by the Opposition Platform - For Life Party as a presidential candidate instead of Yuriy Boyko, the votes would have been split the following way: Zelensky would have got 19% among those who intend to vote and 28% of those who have made up their mind. Poroshenko would have had 13.5% and 20%, respectively; Tymoshenko 8% and 10.5%, respectively; Medvedchuk 6% and 8%, respectively; Smeshko 5% and 7%, respectively.

A model-based analysis of the run-off also shows Zelensky is taking the lead in pair with all major rivals, namely Poroshenko, Boyko, and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.

Also, Razumkov takes the lead if paired with Poroshenko and Boyko, while Poroshenko takes the lead if paired with Boyko.

Poll: Details

  • The survey was conducted through personal formalized (face-to-face) interviews.
  • The sample is representative of the adult population (aged 18 and older).
  • Some 2,018 respondents were polled in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and other Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine, namely certain districts in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • The margin of error does not exceed 2.3%.