19 Jul 2019 12:48

Zelensky only politician who more than half of Ukrainians surveyed view positively

KYIV. July 19 (Interfax) - Almost two-thirds of Ukraine's citizens are positive about President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the results of a survey conducted by Social Monitoring and the Oleksandr Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute of Social Research, whose results were published at a press conference at Interfax on Wednesday.

According to the survey, a total of 65.8% of Ukrainians are positive about Zelensky, 22.7% are neutral about him, and 11.2% have a negative attitude toward him.

Vakarchuk is viewed positively by 38.7% of respondents, while 33.8% said they are neutral about him and 27.7% said they feel negative about him.

Almost one-third of the respondents (32.3%) said they are positive about Civil Position leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko, 37.2% have a neutral view of him, and 26% are negative about him.

Remaining political leaders in the survey were viewed positively by less than 30% of respondents.

All other politicians have positive ratings of less than 30%: Strength and Honor party leader Igor Smeshko has 28.7%; Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has 25.2%; Opposition Platform - For Life party leader Yury Boiko - 22.1%; Samopomich party leader and Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy - 21.3%; Ukrainian Strategy leader and incumbent Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman - 17.5%, Radical Party leader Oleh Liaschko - 15.5%; Opposition Bloc leader Oleksandr Vilkul - 14.8%; and European Solidarity leader Petro Poroshenko - 13.9%.

The poll shows that the number of Ukrainians who are negative about the politicians from the latter group (with positive ratings less than 30%) exceeds the number of citizens who are positive.

The survey was conducted on July 3-10 in all regions of Ukraine, except for the territories uncontrolled by the government. A total of 3,022 respondents were surveyed. The margin of error is +/-1.8%.