Zelensky tops public trust rating / Photo from president.gov.ua

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tops the rating of public trust.

This is seen from findings of a poll conducted by the Rating Sociological Group on March 2-3.

According to the results, 43% of the respondents trust in the incumbent president, while 55% do not trust.

The rating of other candidates is the following: 17.1% of the respondents trust in Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko, while 70% expressed distrust; ex-president, European Solidarity Party leader Petro Poroshenko has 25% and 73%, respectively. They are followed by co-chair of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Yuriy Boyko (24% and 59%); MP from the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk (15% and 70%); Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal (15% and 50%); Health Minister Maksym Stepanov (12% and 32%); and activist Serhiy Sternenko (10% and 26%).

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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 2,500 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 2.0%.