The first round of presidential elections in Ukraine came to an end. Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission would officially announce the final results soon, but the three leaders of the presidential race are already known: Volodymyr Zelensky, Petro Poroshenko, and Yulia Tymoshenko. According to the results of counting 100% of electronic protocols, Zelensky was supported by 30.24% (5,713,825 people), Poroshenko took 15.95% (3,014,538 people), and Tymoshenko won 13.4% (2,532,319 people).
Austrian SORA Institute for Social Research and Consulting along with the Ukrainian Social Monitoring Center held the survey of the voters at the exit of the polling stations.
The survey results also allowed to create a so-called portrait of the voter for each candidate. So let us speak about Yulia Tymoshenko.
Typical voter of Yulia Tymoshenko:
- Tymoshenko was majorly supported by women (57.8%). Accordingly, men’s support amounted to 42.3%.
- The largest part of those who voted for Tymoshenko is people aged 60-69 (24.3%); a little more than 20% of voters aged 50-59 years voted for her. At the same time, young people (18–29 years old) almost did not vote for the candidate – 8.3% of the votes.
- 57.2% of Tymoshenko's electorate has a general secondary education, and the ratio of people with higher education is 36.1%. In addition, 16.1% of unemployed, 44.9%, of working people, 37.8% of pensioners, and 1.2% of students supported Tymoshenko.
The struggle for the presidency continues; Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko would fight in the second round. So we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the portraits of their voters. Relevant materials could be found below.