The first round of presidential elections in Ukraine is over. Very soon, the Central Election Commission will announce the final data on votes counting, but it is already known that Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko will meet the second round. According to the results of the calculation of 99.99 electronic protocols 30.24% (5 713 600 people) voted for Zelensky, and 15.95% (3 014 416 people) - for Poroshenko.
Several exit polls were held during the first round on March 31. One of them was conducted by 112 Ukraine, the Institute for Social Research and Consulting (Austria) and the Social Monitoring center.
About 25 thousand voters at 500 polling stations were interviewed. Statistical deviation for the leaders of the rating was 2.1%.
In the course of the survey,the so-called voter portraits of each of the seven leading candidates were also compiled. We will talk about the top three. And now let’s start with Poroshenko.
Portrait of the voter: Who voted for Petro Poroshenko?
- Of the entire array of people who supported Poroshenko in the first round, the majority were women (52, 1%), while men were 47.9%.
- The age of Poroshenko’s voter is 30-49 years old (39, 4% of all supported candidates). At the same time, approximately the same amount (37,8%) of Poroshenko’s electorate is at the age of 50-69 years.
- Most of those who supported Poroshenko have a higher education (52.9%) and have a job (56.7%).
In addition, among Poroshenko’s voters there are relatively few pensioners - 29%. For comparison: among Yuliya Tymoshenko’s voters there are 37.8% of such, and among Oleg Lyashko’s voters - 43.2%.
10.8% among Poroshenko’s voters are people aged 19 to 29 years.
The percentage of students among Poroshenko’s voters was 2,1. For comparison, Zelensky has 5,5% of students among the electorate.