Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Ukrainian Opposition Backing Matches Ruling Party’s, Poll Shows

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Support for jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s opposition party has drawn level with that of President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling party two months before parliamentary elections, an opinion poll showed.

Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna, or Fatherland, party has 19.6 percent backing, compared with 19 percent for Yanukovych’s Party of Regions, the Razumkov Center for Economic and Political Studies, based in the capital, Kiev, said today in an e-mailed statement. The poll of 10,979 people has a margin of error of 1 percentage point.

Tymoshenko says her seven-year sentence for abuse of office was engineered by Yanukovych to keep her from participating in the Oct. 28 elections. Other opposition leaders including former Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko and former Parliamentary Speaker Arseniy Yarsenyuk have joined forces with her party before the vote.

The party of boxer Vitali Klitschko was backed by 9.5 percent of those polled, while the Communist Party had 7.5 percent support. The survey was conducted between July 27 and Aug. 9 by the Razumkov Center, the Rating sociology group, the Center for Social and Marketing Research Sotsis and GfK Ukraine.

To contact the reporters on this story: Kateryna Choursina in Kiev at kchoursina@bloomberg.net; Daryna Krasnolutska in Kiev at dkrasnolutsk@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.