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  •  You really is going to quote Internet survey? (2+ / 0-)
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    The internet survey by the TNS agency in Kiev found 51.3% of its 1,008 respondents...
    Really? Internet survey?
    •  Merely the latest (0+ / 0-)

      The point is that unlike your assumption, there are opinion polls being conducted in Ukraine, I chose the latest I could find quickly. However a poll at the end October/early November conducted using conventional methods indicated:

      There are low levels of confidence in all the major national leaders: President Viktor Yanukovych (69 percent little or no confidence); Head of UDAR Vitali Klitschko (52 percent little or no confidence); Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (73 percent little or no confidence); Speaker of Parliament Volodomyr Rybak (68 percent little or no confidence); Yulia Tymoshenko (67 percent little or no confidence); Head of Batkivschina Arseniy Yatsenyuk (66 percent little or no confidence); Head of Svoboda Oleh Tyahnybok (70 percent little or no confidence), and Head of the Communist Party Petro Symonenko (75 percent little or no confidence). The percent expressing little or no confidence in Yanukovych has risen from 59 percent in 2012 to 69 percent in this year’s survey.

      With presidential elections on the horizon in 2015 and the expectation that no one candidate is likely to win in the first round, respondents were given three possible scenarios for second-round matchups and asked to name their choice:

      In a contest between Yanukovych and Klitschko, 36 percent would choose Klitschko, 20 percent Yanukovych, 13 percent don’t know, 18 percent against all and 12 percent would not vote.
      In a contest between Yanukovych and Yatsenyuk, 26 percent would choose Yatsenyuk, 22 percent Yanukovych, 23 percent against all, 14 percent don’t know, and 12 percent would not vote.
      In a contest between Yanukovych and Tyahnybok, 24 percent would choose Yanukovych, 18 percent Tyahnybok, 27 percent against all, 16 percent don’t know, and 13 percent would not vote.
       

      These were of course taken before the decision to rennage on the Association Agreement with the EU and the subsequent EuroMaidan protests.

      "Come to Sochi, visit the gay clubs and play with the bears" - NOT a Russian advertising slogan.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 05:11:53 AM PST

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