Public opinion: 42% of Ukrainians want early parliament election - poll

13:33 Nov. 1, 2016

42% of Ukrainians want early parliament election - poll

A Ukrainian voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Kyiv, Ukraine, Nov. 15, 2015 (AP photo)

64% of the polls said they would go to vote if the snap parliamentary elections took place

As of September this year, 42% of the population in Ukraine said they would support early elections to the Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament, according to a public opinion poll conducted by Rating Group Ukraine at the request of the International Republican Institute. 

At the same time, 64% of the polls said they would go to vote if the snap parliamentary elections took place. In particular, 18% of those polls expressed unequivocal support for the idea of holding the early vote for parliament in Ukraine, another 24% said they would rather support than skip it.

Some 18% of the pollees said they were "undecided."

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Yet, 21% of the respondents said they were strongly against any parliamentary elections ahead of schedule, another 19% said they were rather against than for such voting.

If the snap elections had taken place next Sunday, 31% of the voters would have definitely turn up, 33% said they would rather go than not, while 28% said they would have not voted with 8% of the pollees being still undecided.

In June 2016, the results of a similar public opinion polled had the following returns: 56% would vote, 32% would not vote and 11% were undecided.

The survey was conducted throughout Ukraine (except occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea) from September 28 to October 7, 2016. The respondents were polled by way of a personal interview at their home.

A total of 2,400 Ukrainians aged from 18 participated. The margin of error does not exceed 2%.

Reporting by UNIAN

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