Poroshenko, who served in the cabinet of ministers in the governments of former presidents Victor Yushchenko and Victor Yanukovich, is an independent member of parliament and the millionaire owner of the Roshen confectionary company.
Some 21.2 percent of respondents said they supported Poroshenko for president. Even more hopeful for his candidates, among those polled who intend to vote in the upcoming election, 30.9 percent said they would vote for Poroshenko.
Vitali Klitschko, the former heavyweight boxing champion and leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform party, came second in the polling. While 21.2 percent of those polled said they would vote for Klitschko, only 21.3 percent of those who planned on voting in the May 25 election said they would vote for Klitschko.