Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk receive positive ratings in new poll



Source: Expres.ua

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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