People's Servant, Opposition Platform - For Life, European Solidarity, Batkivshchyna would qualify for Rada - poll
KYIV. June 3 (Interfax) - If elections to the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada were held next Sunday, the parties People's Servant, Opposition Platform - For Life, European Solidarity (former Petro Poroshenko Solidarity Bloc), and Batkivshchyna would overcome the 5% election threshold, the Social Monitoring public survey center and the Oleksandr Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies found after conducting a rolling public opinion poll.
In particular, 30.8% of all respondents said they would vote for People's Servant, 8.2% for Opposition Platform - For Life, 7.9% for European Solidarity, and 7% for Batkivshchyna.
The Power and Honor party led by Ihor Smeshko would garner 4.8%, Civic Position led by Anatoly Hrytsenko 3.5%, and Holos (Voice) led by rock musician Svyatoslav Vakarchuk 2.5% of the vote, which is currently not enough to qualify for parliament.
Among those who have already decided for whom to vote and would certainly go to polling stations (1,504 respondents), 40.9% would vote for People's Servant, 11.1% for Opposition Platform - For Life, 10.5% for European Solidarity, and 9.3% for Batkivshchyna.
Another 4.9% of these people would vote for Power and Honor, 4.8% for Civic Position, and 3.3% for Holos.
People's Servant has the highest electoral rankings in the eastern part of the country (51.7% of those who have decided on their preferences), slightly lower in the central and southern parts, even lower in the west of Ukraine, and the lowest in Donbas (34.9%).
As many as 41.9% of the respondents knowing for whom to vote would cast their ballots for Opposition Platform - For Life in Donbas, 17.9% in the eastern part of Ukraine in general, and significantly fewer in other regions.
European Solidarity has a relatively high level of support in the west (15.1%) and the south (13%) and significantly lower support in the rest of the regions.
Batkivshchyna enjoys relatively equal support in nearly all regions (8.9%-11.2%), except for Donbas (4.7%) and the eastern part of Ukraine in general (4.8%).
The poll of 2,121 respondents was conducted in 24 regions of Ukraine and Kyiv from May 15 to 19, 2019.