17:21 08.07.2013

Almost third of Kyiv residents want Klitschko as city mayor, says poll

Almost a third of Kyiv residents would vote for the leader of the UDAR parliamentary faction, Vitali Klitschko, at mayoral election in Kyiv if it was scheduled for this week, according to the results of a poll conducted by GfK Ukraine by request of the Expert Ukraine magazine.

Some 32.7% of Kyiv residents said they would vote in favor of Klitschko, 15.9% would vote for incumbent Head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov, 11.9% for independent parliamentarian Petro Poroshenko, 8.8% for Batkivschyna parliamentary faction member Mykola Katerynchuk, 4.2% for independent parliamentarian Oleh Liashko, and 3.4% for Batkivschyna parliamentary faction member Mykola Tomenko.

Some 7.9% said they would abstain from vote and 15.9% did not answer the question.

At the same time, if Klitschko does not run for Kyiv mayor, Popov would get 18.7% of votes, Poroshenko – 17.2%, Katerynchuk – 15.6%, Liashko – 6.8%, and Tomenko – 5.2%. Some 12.8% respondents said they would ignore the election in that case and 23.7% could not answer the question.

The poll was conducted on June 11 through July 1, 2013. A total of 2,100 Kyiv residents older than 18 from all districts of the city were polled. The poll's maximum margin of error is 2.1%.

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