Zelensky still in the lead in presidential rating / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is still in the lead in the presidential rating.

If the presidential elections had been held in the near future, 53.3% of respondents would definitely take part in the voting, while another 19.7% would rather go to the polls, according to findings of a poll conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

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According to the first list, 27% of respondents among those who intend to vote and have made up their mind would have supported the incumbent president. Another 14.7% would have voted for co-chair of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Yuriy Boyko, 13.7% for ex-President, leader of the European Solidarity Party Petro Poroshenko, 8.7% for Chairman of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party's political council Viktor Medvedchuk. Some 7.5% would have cast ballots for leader of the Batkivshchyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko, 6.3% for leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko, 5.5% for leader of the Ukrainian Strategy Party Volodymyr Groysman, 4.1% for member of the Holos (Voice) Party Serhiy Prytula, and 3.4% for Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.

Other politicians have been rated below 3%.

Medvedchuk and Razumkov were not put on the second list among possible candidates, however leader of the Syla i Chest (Strength and Honor) Party Ihor Smeshko was included in the list. In this case, Zelensky would have gained the support of 27.7% of respondents among those who intend to vote and have made up their mind. He is followed by Yuriy Boyko (20.8%), Petro Poroshenko (14.2%), Yulia Tymoshenko (7.3%), Ihor Smeshko (6.5%), Oleh Liashko (6.2%), Volodymyr Groysman (6%), and Serhiy Prytula (3.8%). Other politicians have been rated below 3%.

Poll: Details

  • The survey was conducted on December 17-23 through personal formalized (face-to-face) interviews with the use of tablets.
  • The sample is representative of the adult population (aged 18 and older).
  • Some 1,200 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 29% for indicators close to 50%, 2.5% for indicators close to 25%, 1.9% for indicators close to 12%, and 1.3% for indicators close to 5%.