14:44 26.03.2014

Poroshenko leads in presidential poll

Nearly a quarter of Ukrainian citizens are ready to support Petro Poroshenko in the presidential elections on May 25, according to a survey conducted by the Socis Center for Social and Marketing Research, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), the Rating Sociological Group and the Razumkov Center and presented on Wednesday by the Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU).

According to the poll, 24.9% of respondents are ready to vote for Ukrainian MP Poroshenko. UDAR Party leader Vitali Klitschko is in second place (8.9%), and Batkivschyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko is third (8.2%).

Some 7.3% of voters are ready to support Regions Party MP Sergiy Tigipko, and 4.2% are ready to back former Kharkiv Regional Governor Mykhailo Dobkin.

The survey was conducted on March 14-19 among Ukrainians aged over 18. A total of 6,200 respondents were interviewed (1,550 respondents for each of the sociological centers) in all regions of Ukraine (excluding the population of Crimea). The survey's margin of error does not exceed 0.8%

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