Only one quarter of Ukrainians approve of Poroshenko's policy, 10% and 9% approve of activities of govt. and Rada – survey
The faction of Ukrainian residents approving or partially approving of policies pursued by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is 24%, while 67% of respondents disapprove or partially disapprove of his policies, judging by a survey conducted by Rating, a sociological group.
The head of state has lost several points from his support level compared to September 2014, when Petro Poroshenko's policies had a 55% approval level among the country's residents, with 35% of Ukrainians disapproving of his actions as president.
However, activities of the Cabinet of ministers led by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk were fully or partially approved by 10% of respondents, with 84% disapproving of them. In September 2014, activities of Yatseniuk's government were approved of by 48% of the population and disapproved of by 42%.
The Verkhovna Rada's activities were approved of by 9% of Ukrainians and disapproved of by 84%. Last September, the readings were 17% and 73% respectively.
Among Ukrainian politicians, the highest level of positive public perception is reached by Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy (36%). The very positive or partially positive attitude to President Poroshenko could be found in 27% of respondents, while Dmytro Yarosh, the leader of Right Sector (an organization banned in Russia), Oleh Liashko, the leader of the Radical Party and Vitaliy Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, had the same positive perception level of 25%.
Batkivschyna leader Yulia Tymoshenko had the support level of 22% of respondents. Volodymyr Groysman, the Verkhovna Rada speaker, had 20%, while Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Svoboda ('Freedom') party leader Oleh Tiahnybok both had 19%.
Sixty-four per cent of Ukrainians were 'definitely' or 'much likely' going to vote in the next local election in Ukraine, with 28% 'definitely' or 'much likely' not going to vote in the election. Eight per cent were undecided.
The poll was carried out in all regions of Ukraine (except territories beyond Kyiv's control) in the period from July 10-30, 2015. The poll's questions were addressed to 1,200 permanent residents of Ukraine who had reached the minimum age of 18 years and had a right to vote.
The survey was done by Rating, a sociological group, under an IRI order with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development.