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Poll: Jobs, economy greatest concern for Ukrainians

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Sept. 6, 2012, 4:19 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The economy and job security remain the two issues of greatest importance to Ukrainians ahead of the October 28 parliamentary elections, according to a poll conducted by GfK NOP from August 20 to September 1.
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The economy and job security remain the two issues of greatest importance to Ukrainians ahead of the October 28 parliamentary elections, according to a poll conducted by GfK NOP from August 20 to September 1.

According to the poll, the support of political parties remains consistent with other recent surveys. The Regions Party enjoys the most support, at 24% of Ukrainians. It is followed by the United Opposition with 17%, UDAR with 12%, the Communist Party with 8%, and Sovoboda with 3%. Some 24% of respondents remain undecided.

Vitali Klitchko, Arseniy Yatseniuk, and Viktor Yanukovych have the highest favorability ratings - 55%, 37% and 35% respectively. The other key issues of concern highlighted by respondents include establishing stability, law and order in the country, GfK NOP said in its press release.

A total of 2,967 people in all regions of Ukraine were interviewed for the poll.

Ukraine will hold parliamentary elections on October 28, 2012.

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kpxoxol Sept. 6, 2012, 6:07 p.m.    

"Poll: Jobs, economy greatest concern for Ukrainians"

Indeed and this is why the orange baboons who ruined the Ukraine economy during their corrupt reign of stupidity and incompetence, stand no chance in the upcoming elections, heh, heh, heh :D

"Ukraine was greatly affected by the economic crisis of 2008 and as a result a 15.1% decrease in Ukraine's GDP took place over 2008 and 2009.[12] Inflation slowed in July 2009 and stayed at about 8% since.[13] The Ukrainian currency, which had been pegged at a rate of 5:1 to the U.S. dollar, was devalued to 8:1, and was stabilized at that ratio.

There was 3% unemployment at the end of 2008; over the first 9 months of 2009, unemployment averaged 9.4%.[14] The final official unemployment rates over 2009 and 2010 where 8.8% and 8,4%.[12]"

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 6, 2012, 11:23 p.m.    

Rubbish. According to this poll the POR still trails the Democratic Opposition by a considerable amount of decided voters. Moreover, Vitya and his crony comrade Symonenko are at the bottom of the heap. The only possible way the POR can come ahead is through massive fraud and falsification of votes. Meow.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Sept. 6, 2012, 11:29 p.m.    

Its the economy stupid. Nothing different here a to in the west. Whilst issues such as language, the environment, forign affairs , European integration etc play a role , they are all secondary to the economy.

Add to tis the facthat Ukraine is a presidential autocracy and it is the president hat decides who wins government these elections will not achieve much. The president holds all the trump cards.

Ukraine is tired of the division and instability that plagued the Yushchenko years, instability does not serve a country's economic interests.

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