Zelensky stays in the lead of presidential rating / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stays in the lead of the presidential rating.

This is seen from findings of a poll conducted by the Rating Sociological Group on February 2-3, as reported on the agency's website on February 4.

"Zelensky is still in the lead in the presidential rating. If the presidential elections had been held soon, 21.2% among those who intend to vote and have made up their mind would have supported him," the sociologists said.

Another 17.1% of respondents would have voted for co-chair of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Yuriy Boyko, 16.4% would have backed ex-President, European Solidarity Party leader Petro Poroshenko, and 12.3% would have supported Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

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Some 2.1% would have cast their votes for leader of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda Oleh Tiahnybok and 1.1% for incumbent Kyiv Mayor, UDAR Party leader Vitaliy Klitschko.

A model-based analysis of the run-off shows Zelensky is taking the lead in pair with all major rivals.

In particular, Zelensky would have 56% against 44% if paired with Poroshenko, 60% against 40% if paired with Boyko, and 55% against 45% if paired with Tymoshenko.

Also, Boyko takes the lead with 51% against 49% if paired with Poroshenko.

Mechanics of the poll

  • The poll was conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) using a random selection of cell numbers.
  • The sample is representative of the adult population (aged 18 and older).
  • Some 2,000 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 2.2%.