Sunday, December 27, 2015

Gallup: the popularity of Poroshenko is lower than that of Yanukovych before Maidan

Gallup: the popularity of Poroshenko is lower than that of Yanukovych before Maidan

The Ukrainian people are disappointed in their President — the popularity of Petro Poroshenko in 2015, lower than his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, before dismissal, to the data of poll spent by company Gallup International.
According to the survey, at this moment Poroshenko approve only 17% of Ukrainians, while after his election as Ukrainian President was supported by 47% of the population.
"The low approval rating of Poroshenko largely reflects the frustration of Ukrainians in governance, which, in the opinion of the people, has been unable to meet the requirements of the people voiced at the protests two years ago. After Maidan, Ukraine's economy was almost destroyed, the Crimea was annexed to Russia, and fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatists in the East has claimed more than 9000 lives, the report says. – Poroshenko unpopular in all regions of Ukraine. The least amount of followers he has in the South of the country and among the Russian-speaking population".
In addition, fewer Ukrainians began to trust the national government, which has been criticized for the slow pace of reform. Only 8% of respondents expressed approval of the government, compared to 24% in 2014. This is the lowest level of confidence Gallup recorded since 2006. Almost nine out of ten Ukrainians (88%) believe that the government is still widespread corruption, 65 percent say the country's leadership is leading them in the wrong direction compared to the times of the "Maidan".
The article notes that the recent scandal in the Verkhovna Rada when the deputies came to blows during the meeting, also had an impact on opinion of Ukrainians the government.
"Given the ballot for a vote of no confidence to the government of Ukraine, many Ukrainians have lost faith in the leadership, and this incident will likely undermine their confidence even more. For many residents of Ukraine it may resemble all too familiar situation – Yanukovych was also popular at the beginning of the presidency, and then was removed due to unrealistic expectations", — stated in the material.
In 2014 took place the inauguration of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Ukraine's new President won the election in one round, for it gave the votes of almost 55% of voters. During the election campaign and in the first months after coming to power, Poroshenko has promised to quickly end the military conflict in the Donbass and to bring that region back under control of Kiev. Also the newly elected President promised to improve the lives of Ukrainians and to achieve the prospect of full membership in the European Union.


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