Six parties would qualify for Ukrainian parliament, Batkivshchyna leading
If parliamentary elections were held in Ukraine right now, the Batkivshchyna Party would garner more votes than any other party or bloc of parties, as seen from a public opinion poll conducted jointly by the Social Monitoring public opinion survey service, the Oleksandr Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies, the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the Rating sociological group, which presented their findings at the Interfax office in Kyiv on Thursday.
In particular, 13.9% of the respondents would vote for Batkivshchyna, 7.2% for the Opposition Bloc, 6.9% for Civic Position, 6.4% for the People's Servant party, 5.9% for the Petro Poroshenko Solidarity Bloc, and 5.2% for the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko.
No other parties would overcome the 5% election threshold, the poll showed.
The party For Life would be supported by 3.5% of those polled, Samopomich by 3.3%, Svoboda by 2.2%, the Agrarian Party and UKROP by 1.1% each, and other parties would garner less than 1% of the vote.
Another 2.4% of the respondents would vote for some other party, 20.3% were undecided, and 14.7% would not vote.
Among those who have decided for whom to vote and are determined to vote, 21.4% would vote for Batkivshchyna, 11.3% for the Opposition Bloc, 10.5% for Civic Position, 9.8% for People's Servant, 9.1% for the Petro Poroshenko Solidarity Bloc, 8.1% for Radical Party, 5.4% for the party For Life, 5% for Samopomich, and 3.4% for Svoboda.
As many as 72.3% of those polled are determined or inclined to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections, while 21.9% are not planning or are not inclined to do so.
The poll of 13,684 respondents was conducted in all regions of Ukraine except Russian-annexed Crimea and the Russian-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on September 28 to October 16.
Parliamentary elections in Ukraine are scheduled for October 2019.