Poll: New Elections Would Again Bring a Pro-Maidan Majority to Power in the Rada

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



The dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and the conducting of early elections to the Parliament is supported by 45% of Ukrainians, as is evidenced by the results of a poll of the sociological group “Rating”, published at a press conference of the agency “Interfax-Ukraine” on Monday.

42% of respondents do not support this idea, and 13% were undecided on this issue.

According to the poll, the highest support for early elections was in the South (55%) and the East (47%) of Ukraine, and least was in the centre (44%) and the West (39%).

According to the “Rating” group, the highest expectations concerning re-elections come from sympathizers of the Opposition bloc (78%) and the party “For Life” (led by Vadim Rabinovich) (71%).

According to the poll, regarding parliamentary elections, the votes of the respondents would be distributed in the following way: those ready to support “Fatherland” – 17.4%, “Block of Petro Poroshenko “Solidarity” – 12.6%, and the “Opposition bloc” – 11.1%.

In addition, 8.4% of respondents would vote for the Radical party of Oleg Lyashko, “Samopomich” – 7.4%, the party “For Life” would be supported by 6.2%, “Svoboda” – 6.1%, the party “Civil Position” – 5.6%, and the party Mikheil Saakashvili  – 3.1%.

At the same time about 3% of voters would vote for the Movement of Dmitry Yarosh and the party “UKROP”.

The poll was conducted from 10th to 17th November 2016. The audience: the population of Ukraine aged 18 years and older. The sample is representative by age, sex, region, and type of population. The sample: 2000 respondents. It was a personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The error of representativeness is no more than 2.2%.

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Currently in the Verkhovna Rada are six parties: BPP, “People’s Front”, Opposition bloc, “Samopomich”, “Fatherland”, the Radical party of Oleg Lyashko.

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