Tymoshenko has highest approval rating among presidential candidates - poll
Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has the highest approval rating among presidential candidates - 15%, whereas 9% of voters are ready to support incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, 8% - showman Volodymyr Zelensky, and 7% - Civil Position Party leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko.
Such data was obtained during the second wave of an all-Ukrainian survey "3D Portraits of 2019 Presidential Elections Participants" conducted by the Center for Applied Sciences sociological company at the initiated of the Power Matters think tank and presented at a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Tuesday.
According to the survey, 5% of respondents are now ready to vote for co-chairman of the Opposition Bloc Yuriy Boiko, 5% for For Life Party leader Vadym Rabinovych, 4% for rock musician and public figure Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, and 4% for Radical Party leader Oleh Liashko.
Some 3% of respondents are ready to back Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, 3% Lviv Mayor and Samopomich Party leader Andriy Sadovy, and 2% Nashi Party leader and MP Yevhen Murayev.
At the same time, during the first wave of the study from May 25 to June 5, 2018, 9% of respondents expressed their readiness to support Tymoshenko, 8% - Hrytsenko, 7% - Poroshenko, 6% - Zelensky, 5% - Vakarchuk, 4% - Groysman, and 3% each Liashko, Boiko and Rabinovych.
At the same time, in October, the number of those who did not make their choice significantly decreased, to 27.7% (from 38.5% in May-June 2018).
The study was conducted by the Center for Applied Sciences during October 1-12, 2018 throughout the entire territory under Ukraine's control. A total of 2,100 respondents were interviewed. The poll's margin of error is 3%.