Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk receive positive ratings in new poll



2014/11/19 • News

Almost 60% of the population of Ukraine expects changes for the better as a result of the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, reports Expres.ua, citing the results of a recent survey of the post-election mood of the population.

This positive rating is one of the results of the post-election opinion survey conducted during November 6-13  by the Rating Sociological Group. It  is especially positive when compared to the poll conducted three months before the parliamentary election, when 46% of those polled expected changes for the better.

According to the recent survey, half of the respondents say the newly elected Verkhovna Rada will be more effective than the previous one, a third believe that nothing will change, and only 7% think that the new parliament will be less effective than the previous one.

If the parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, then 24.5% of the respondents (among those participating) would vote for the National Front party, 23.5% for the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, 12.7% for the Self-Reliance party, almost 9% for the Opposition Bloc, 7% for the Radical Party of Oleh Liashko, and 6.1% for Batkivshchyna (Homeland) party. The remaining parties would not be able to draw the required 5% minimum of the electorate: 4.4% for Svoboda, 3.3% for the Communist Party, 2.7% for Strong Ukraine, 2.1% for Pravyi Sector, 2.1% for Civic Position.

Almost half of the respondents — 49% of those polled — approve of the performance of Poroshenko, while 42% do not approve. In the case of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 52% approve and 40% do not approve. A smaller number approve of the performance of Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, who received 32% approval with 55% expressing dissatisfaction.

The Rating Group reports that when compared to results of the survey conducted in October, satisfaction with the prime minister’s performance increased from 45% to 52%  and with the speaker from 27% to 32%. The rating for the president remained relatively unchanged.

When asked which of the new politicians elected to Verkhovna Rada they would like to see in government, 27.1% of the respondents selected corruption fighter Tetiana Chornovol, 18% said journalist Hanna Hopko, 16.6%  said lustration activist Yehor Sobolev, and 12.2% selected journalist Mustafa Nayem.

The survey questioned 2,000 respondents aged 18 and older representing the population of Ukraine. The sample was representative by age, gender, region, and type of settlement. The margin of error was not more than 2.8%. The survey was conducted through formal face-to-face interviews.

Adapted and translated by A. Mostovych

Source: Expres.ua

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  • DejaVu

    I don’t see how they can still support them especially Poroshenko who still has not fulfilled his election promises. Nor has he given up control over Roshen. From one Oligarch to another weakling like Poroshenko there needs to be another maidan. Get rid of this chocolate baron.

    • Vlad Pufagtinenko

      DejaWho is yet another shirtless Putin admirer. Did you enjoy your hero’s performance in Australia? Did he get a special pacifier when he returned to Muskovia so he could get his “sleep”?

      • DejaVu

        Excuse me but calling me a Putin admirer and resorting to insults and demeaning behaviour isn’t making your case. I am both Russian and Ukrainian and I do not support nor condone Putin’s behaviour. As far as his behaviour in Australia I am surprised the Weak West even let him participate especially with his naval task force. It shows the West can easily be bullied and intimidated because they are led by weaklings and cowards.

        However what I believe is that Ukraine would be in better hands with a different administration even one continued to headed by Yatsenuk himself. In my opinion Svoboda or Praviy Sektor could also set Ukraine on the correct path.

        What I said about Poroshenko not keeping his election promises is correct. There is an article on this website about it especially a point made about his control over Roshen. Doesn’t keeping control over Roshen present a conflict of interest?

        • Murf

          You do have to cut him some slack, he inherited a Grade A cluster fuk.
          What ever his faults and mistakes (and they are many) he is sincerely working to reform the country and has signaled he will work with Yats.
          In contrast to the previous shumuks, that’s worth a lot.

          • DejaVu

            No I won’t cut him any slack because he’s another Oligarch just like Yanukovich. He fooled Maidan and now that he is in power is surrendering Ukraine. He has more faults and weaknesses than a major earthquake.

  • Murf

    Personally I hope Yays runs to President net time around.
    His clam but determined leadership would be good for the country. A contrast to the previous loud talking flamboyant oligarchs.