This is based on the results of a poll conducted Feb. 7-14 by the Razumkov Center, Censor.NET reports.
According to the poll, Zelenskyi is supported by 17.5 percent of those interviewed (or 19% of those who intend to participate in the elections). Petro Poroshenko ranks second (13.1 percent and 16.8 percent respectively) followed by Yuliia Tymoshenko (11.5 percent and 13.8 percent respectively). 5.9 percent of all respondents and 7.3 percent of those who intend to come to the polls will vote for Anatolii Hrytsenko, and 6.3 percent and 7.1 percent respectively - for Yurii Boiko. The leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko has 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent of support respectively. Each of the other candidates gains less than 3%.
In the second round of elections, Zelenskyi surpasses both Poroshenko (32.2 percent and 19.1 percent respectively among all respondents) and Tymoshenko (28.7 percent of all respondents are ready to vote for Zelenskyi, 18.6 percent for Tymoshenko). In case Tymoshenko and Poroshenko enter the second round both have equal chances to win - the difference in votes each of these candidates receives is not statistically significant (22.4 percent and 20.0 percent respectively).
The poll was conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center from February 7 to February 14, 2019 in all regions of Ukraine with the exception of Crimea and the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 2016 respondents over 18 years of age were interviewed. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3 percent.