The latest polling by ‘SOCIS’ showed the Ukrainian president is swiftly falling out of grace as almost a third of Ukrainians (29.3%) now scoff at the idea of Zelensky re-election while the 56.6% of voters saying they disapprove of him having another go at presidency.
1 in 4 voters (25.8% ) say they will still support Zelensky in his second run for the office. About 18% of votes are up there for grabs as 8.9% remain undecided and a 8.8% of respondents refused to reveal their political affiliations.
If presidential elections were held tomorrow, 18.6% of respondents would vote for Volodymyr Zelensky. The former Ukrainian president is trailing behind with 12.6% .
Yuriy Boyko (8.2%), Yulia Tymoshenko (7.8%), Dmytro Razumkov (4.5%) and Yevhen Muraev (4.0%) are lagging behind the two obvious leaders.
The poll shows another slump in support for the Ukrainian president as his rating loses 7 points compared to September polling figures.
In the second round, the gap between Zelensky and Poroshenko has gone to 8% compared to 49 points edge he enjoed in 2019 elections.
If the vote took place next Sunday, Zelensky would get 53.9% of decided votes while Petro Poroshenko base has grown to 46,1%.
Respondents also offered a scathting verdict on performance of Denys Shmygal goverment -only 18.8% of respondents believe that the current government is better than the previous one. Two in five Ukrainians (42.9% ) say the new ministers are hardly any better than their predecessors, while a third of voters (32.4%) say the goverment is underperforming compared to the last one.
The most of respondents (44.4%) called ‘de-oligarchization’ initiative ‘populism’ while 14.2% argue Zelensky uses the new law to snatch assets to become oligarchs themselves. Only 13.5% believe the move is a sincere bid for justice.
One in ten Ukrainians (10.8%) still believes it is a’ step towards a successful Ukraine’ as the remaing 9.4% are more spetical arguing Zelensky aims to claim control over TV channels now owned by media magnates.
The poll involved 2,000 respondents and was held October 29 – November 4, 2021. The statistical sampling error is 2.4%.