The East/West Divide is as big as it ever was……except it is all in Ukraine!November 3, 2009
Around 66% of Ukrainians are ready to vote in the presidential elections in Ukraine, according to a survey carried out by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology on October 6-23, 2009.
A total of 3,999 respondents from all Ukrainian regions, Crimea and Kyiv, participated in the study. The poll’s margin of error is 2.3%.
According to the poll, Regions Party leader Viktor Yuschenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko would receive 41% and 25% of the vote respectively and win through to the second round.
A total of 55% of voters said they would support Yanukovych in the run-off, and around 41% said they would vote for Tymoshenko.
If Yanukovych and Front for Change leader Arseniy Yatseniuk participated in the second round of presidential elections, they would receive 60% and 36% of the vote respectively.
Yanukovych enjoys greatest support in Ukraine’s eastern (47%) and southern (37%) regions. Some 16% from the country’s center and 9% of Ukraine’s western regions are also ready to support Yanukovych.
Tymoshenko is mostly supported in the west (27%) and the center (24%), and has the least support in the south (9%), and the east (5%).
Yatseniuk is mostly supported in the west (11%). Some 6% of respondents from the country’s center, 4% from the east and 4% from the south are also ready to vote for Yatseniuk.
The voter turnout during the last presidential elections in 2004 was 77.32%, compared to 73.8% in 1999. – Interfax – Ukraine