Zelenskyy's Support Falls by 21% in 2 Months - Poll
28 November, 2019
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%. 

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