Over 70% Of Ukrainians Intend To Back Zelenskiy In Sunday's Presidential Runoff - Poll

Over 70% of Ukrainians Intend to Back Zelenskiy in Sunday's Presidential Runoff - Poll

As many as 72 percent of Ukrainians who are sure of their pick for president intend to vote for Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the upcoming runoff, with only a quarter of respondents voicing support for incumbent leader Petro Poroshenko, a fresh poll by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology showed on Tuesday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th April, 2019) As many as 72 percent of Ukrainians who are sure of their pick for president intend to vote for Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the upcoming runoff, with only a quarter of respondents voicing support for incumbent leader Petro Poroshenko, a fresh poll by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology showed on Tuesday.

"Among those who plan to go the polls and have made up their minds, 72.2 percent would vote for Volodymyr Zelenskiy; 25.4 percent would back Petro Poroshenko; [while] 2.4 percent would opt to spoil the ballot paper," the poll said.

The survey was conducted among 2,004 respondents aged 18 and above across Ukraine, excluding the parts of the Donbas region not controlled by Kiev, on April 9-14. The margin of error does not exceed 3.3 percent.

The first round of the Ukrainian presidential election was held on March 31 and resulted in none of the candidates gaining the absolute majority needed to win the race. Zelenskiy led with 30.24 percent of the vote, while Poroshenko came second with 15.95 percent and will, therefore, confront Zelenskiy in the Sunday runoff.

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