The successful unification of the opposition forces and the support of Yevhen Muraiev have brought an additional rating to the presidential candidate from the OPPOSITION BLOC Oleksandr Vilkul. Such data are the results of a sociological survey of the Fund “Ukrainian Politics”.
The opposition leader Vilkul is already supported by 9.1% of the respondents. At the same time, self-nominated Yuriy Boyko, who was expelled from the OPPOSITION BLOC faction “for cooperation with the authorities and betraying the interests of voters” from November 2018, has lost his starting position and is now barely gaining 8.2%.
“Against the background of scandals and the lack of clear actions, which are largely replaced by frank populism, Yuriy Boyko is gradually losing ground. Despite calls for unification, Boyko’s team has never been able to get the support of other presidential candidates, in which, apparently, the inability to cooperate and the absence of any strategy in actions are manifested,” the authors of the study note.
Political scientist Kost Bondarenko believes that Yuriy Boyko shows a gradual decline in his position as his leaving the OPPOSITION BLOC is spread among voters. The second factor that stimulated the growth of the rating of Vilkul, was the support of “Muraiev, promoted in media”.
Previously, Vilkul was also supported by the party “Strong Ukraine” and its head Svitlana Fabrykant, Mykhailo Dobkin (“Christian Socialists”), the public movement “Peace Party” (Maksym Goldarb), representatives of metallurgists, miners, shipbuilders, trade union organizations and social movements.The Ukrainian Policy Foundation published data from a study conducted jointly with the Institute of Marketing and Consulting in early March (3-10 March, 2019). Sample size – 3986 respondents. Sample structure: 23 regional centers (except Donetsk and Luhansk) and Kyiv, five large cities (Mariupol, Kamyanske, Kremenchuh, Brovary, Kryvyi Rih), 24 small cities, 26 villages, 64 villages. Sample size - 3986 respondents. The error is ± 1.5%.