Every fifth citizen of Ukraine would support the current president Volodymyr Zelenskyi in the elections, if they were held this month, according to a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).
Thus, if the presidential elections were held in September, 22.2% of the population would vote for Zelensky, 13.2% for Petro Poroshenko, 9.3% for Yuriy Boyko, and 6.8% for Yulia Tymoshenko. Other candidates would have received less than 5% of the votes, and 11.7% of Ukrainians would not go to vote.
At the same time, if we calculate the percentage of those who came to the elections, the results would have shown 25.2% for Zelensky, 14.9% for Poroshenko, 10.6% for Boyko, and 7.8% for Tymoshenko.
Another 14.9% found it difficult to answer, 22.2% refused, and 3.7% of potential voters would have ruined the ballot.
Zelensky’s rating fell by almost 11 percent between April and September in favor of the other candidates.
The survey was conducted among residents of Ukraine in all regions, except for the territories of Donbas, which are not under Kyiv’s control, in the form of a telephone interview using a computer (CATI method) from 12 to 16 September. 2 thousand respondents over 18 were interviewed. Statistical error does not exceed 2.2%.