According to a posting on the Web site of the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia
Ukraine weekly, 12.6% Ukrainians completely support Yanukovych, while
47% people don’t. The same poll in May 2010 showed that 40% Ukrainians
supported Yanukovych, while 23% respondents opposed him.
Thus, the population’s support of the incumbent president has dropped
by three times, while the number of his opponents has doubled.
Third Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko also lost supporters by
the end of his presidential term. In particular, in February-May 2005
some 47% respondents supported him, while 27% didn’t. In the middle of
his presidential term, Yuschenko had 15% support and 49% opposed.