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Poll: Four parties pass to parliament, one-third of Ukrainians satisfied with life

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Sept. 8, 2012, 4:30 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

More than half of Ukrainians (58%) are not satisfied with their life.
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More than half of Ukrainians (58%) are not satisfied with their life, according to a survey conducted by Research & Branding Group.

According to the poll, the results of which were announced on Saturday, only 36% of Ukrainians are satisfied with their life.

At present 71% of Ukrainians are ready to take part in voting during the parliamentary elections, 14% of respondents have not decided on whether they will vote or not, and 15% of respondents said they are not likely to participate in voting.

If the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine take place in the near future, four political forces would overcome the 5% threshold. Some 21% of all the polled persons and 27% of those who will definitely or probably participate in the elections are ready to vote for the Regions Party.

Some 15.4% of all the polled persons and 20.4% of those who will definitely or probably participate in the elections are ready to vote for the Batkivschyna Party.

Some 11.4% of all the polled persons and 13.4% of those who will definitely or probably participate in the elections are ready to vote for Vitali Klitschko's UDAR Party.

Some 8.6% of all the polled persons and 10.9% of those who will definitely or probably participate in the elections are ready to vote for the Communist Party of Ukraine.

Some 3.4% of all the polled persons and 4.5% of those who will definitely or probably participate in the elections are ready to vote for the Svoboda Party.

Some 3% of all the polled persons and 3.7% of those who will definitely or probably participate in the elections are ready to vote for Natalia Korolevska's Ukraine-Forward! Party.

The data were collected from August 23 to September 5, 2012 through a method of personal interviewing in 24 regions of Ukraine and Crimea. A total of 3,116 respondents were polled. The expected average margin of error is 2%.

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Harry Yellando Sept. 8, 2012, 5:52 p.m.    

So 27% are happy with the party of mafia.......therefore 73% are not happy
and if fair elections Ukraine will have new democratic government....but it will not happen as clone and corruption has already taken place.......to ensure the vote will be in favour of the mafia....

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Matei B Sept. 9, 2012, 7:43 a.m.    

And when you consider that those who are voting for the POR are concentrated in half to a third of the country, does that mean they truly have majority support in their 'regions'? How can this be? Are easterners really so dumb they are happy with the way things are going?

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Matei B Sept. 9, 2012, 7:46 a.m.    

These numbers add up to 79.9%, what is the other 20% of the confirmed voting population voting for?

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Harry Yellando Sept. 9, 2012, 1:01 p.m.    

Matei B ....to your question !!! yes they are happy as they are...its the Ukraine mentallity and way of life.....do not look ahaed....only tomorrow....

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IvanovPetrovSidorov Sept. 10, 2012, 1:56 p.m.    

The problem with any poll is plausible interpretation of the results when one tries to tailor it to the prevailing political/economic climate. Whereas 58% may say they are not happy with their life, the reality is that they wouldn't necessarily be any happier if there was a change of government or its direction. They might, in fact, feel even worse as was evident in the aftermath of the shambolic administration of the Orange pro-imperialist fascist conspiracy.

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