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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