UARU
Zelenskyy's Support Falls by 21% in 2 Months - Poll
28 November, 2019
41f1b9f2eb92834f3
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks at a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on June 4, 2019. EPA

According to a recent poll by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the positive view of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has fallen to 52% in late November. 

19% of those polled have a negative attitude toward the president, the study says. According to the poll, 32% percent of Ukrainians don’t approve of Zelenskyy’s activities.

“Within the fall, the share of those who favor Zelenskyy  had been decreasing from 73% in September to 66% in October, and to 64% in early November and 52% in late November,” the poll results read. 

While the share of those who view Zelenskyy negatively increased from 7% in September to 19% in late November.

Сompared to the beginning of November, the percentage of those who approve Zelenskyy's actions and statements had fallen by 10 percent – from 64% to 54%, and the share of those who disapprove had increased by 13 percent from 23% to 36%.

The negative rating of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk had also increased. Only 11% said that they view him positively, while 25% said that they have a negative attitude toward him – a 16% increase from September.

The poll also revealed that 51% think that the new government is not successful in their bid to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, while 40% think that the government is successful.

The poll was conducted on November 22-25 using the CATI (computer-assisted telephone interviews) method. 1,500 people from across Ukraine, excluding the occupied areas, were polled with the margin of error being no more than 3%. 

Thanks to the support from our readers, Hromadske International has been existing for five years. We cover hot-button political topics, high-profile corruption, and human rights issues. We report from the Donbas and annexed Crimea. If you would like to support Hromadske International, you can donate on this page

Unlike many other media in Ukraine, we are not owned by oligarchs or politicians. Please help support independent journalism in Ukraine.