More women than men support Tymoshenko, poll shows

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Dec. 7, 2009, 5 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The number of women who support presidential candidate and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko significantly exceeds the number of men – 62.1% and 37.9% respectively, according to a survey conducted by the Institute of Social and Political Psychology of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine on November 24-30, 2009. The results of the survey were presented at a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Monday.

The poll showed that men, rather than women support Front for Change leader Arseniy Yatseniuk (58.3% and 41.7% respectively), Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko (62.2% and 37.8%), and Svoboda leader Oleh Tiahnybok (57.5% and 42.5%).

According to the survey, Tymoshenko holds the lead in the country's western (27.6%) and central (21.7%) regions, losing in the east (6.7%) and the south (9.9%) to Regions Party leader Viktor Yanukovych.

Yanukovych holds the lead in Ukraine's eastern regions by a wide margin (45.2%), followed by banker Sergiy Tigipko (9.5%), Tymoshenko (6.7%), and Symonenko (5.5%).

If Yanukovych and Tymoshenko won through to the presidential run-off, 40.3% would vote for the former and 27.4% for the latter, according to the poll.

Some 18.5% of active supporters are planning to vote against Yanukovych and Tymoshenko in the second round of the presidential election, while 13.9% were undecided.

A total of 2,005 respondents were surveyed, with the poll's margin of error being 2.2%.
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Anonymous Dec. 7, 2009, 5:54 p.m.    

Birds of a feather stick together

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Anonymous Dec. 7, 2009, 10:03 p.m.    

I think Ukrainians are very short sighted. They really should choose Her over him. T. Will bring Ukraine to the EU Yanacovich will most certainly guarantee Ukraine will never join the EU.

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Anonymous Dec. 8, 2009, 8:33 a.m.    

EU does not want Ukraine. I doubt either her or Yanukovich, would be able to do much more in that regard.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 6:15 p.m.    

EU wants Ukraine integration, the problem is that EU does not want to anger the Russian Bear. Too bad that the Russian influence is as such that no one dares to challenge it. Yuschenko on the other hand,as a lame duck as he is, is still in my opinion the Only candidate that wants to preserve true ukranians values and indipendency.

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