Poll: Yanukovych's electoral rating is four percentage points higher than Tymoshenko's
March 14, 2012, 2:28 p.m. | Ukraine
— by Interfax-Ukraine
According to Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, Yanukovych's electoral rating is nearly four percentage points higher than that of Yullia Tymoshenko.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's electoral rating is nearly four percentage points higher than that of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Kyiv International Institute of Sociology has found this by conducting a public opinion poll in all regions of Ukraine on February 9-19.
The poll showed that, if presidential elections in Ukraine were held in the second half of February, 16.8% would have voted for Yanukovych, 12.9% for Tymoshenko, 8.7% for Front for Change leader Arseniy Yatseniuk, 6% for World Boxing Council Heavyweight World Champion Vitali Klitschko, and 4.3% for Strong Ukraine leader Sergiy Tigipko.
"Compared to November 2011, Yanukovych's support grew to 16.8% from 11.8%, Tymoshenko's to 12.9% from 9.6%, Klitschko's to 6% from 4%, and Tigipko's to 4.3% from 3.1%," the institute said in a press release on Wednesday.
The poll also showed that 71% of the respondents are discontented with the political situation and 79% with the economic situation in the country.