Voter support for his rival, imprisoned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has for the first time surpassed his plunging approval ratings.
Moreover, discontent is rising. More than two-thirds of Ukrainians polled said the nation’s situation worsened in 2011, while more than half (52 percent) said they are ready for protest. Nearly 60 percent said they do not support the administration.
These were the watershed survey results from 2,008 Ukrainians polled by Kyiv’s respected Razumkov think tank, which released the findings on Dec. 27.