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Negative attitude towards Zelensky growing among Ukrainians, - survey

Researchers note that immediately after the elections there was much more confidence in the direction of movement
20:24, 25 November 2019

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41% of citizens have a negative attitude concerning the fact that the majority of newly elected MPs have never been engaged in politics. At the same time, immediately after the elections, the opinions of the voters were significantly different: only 25% of the newly elected MPs perceived with a negative attitude the lack of political experience. November public opinion survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Foundation for Democratic Initiatives in cooperation with the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

According to sociologists, in November 2019, 36% of citizens believed that Ukraine was moving in the right direction, while 39% were somewhat more sure that the direction of Ukraine's movement was wrong now. The voters of the Servant of the People party are mostly convinced of the correctness of the country's movement (50% believe that the direction of movement is correct and 25% - wrong). But the voters of the parties Opposition Platform - For Life and European Solidarity, on the contrary, are convinced of the opposite: respectively, 69% and 74% assess the direction of the country's movement as wrong.

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Researchers note that immediately after the elections there was much more confidence in the direction of movement: in August 2019. 50% of respondents believed that the direction of movement was correct, while 23% considered it wrong. However, the results are still much more optimistic than before the elections: in August 2018, only 11% of Ukrainians believed that Ukraine was moving in the right direction, while 72% were sure that the direction of movement was wrong.

"A high level of confidence among voters in the correctness of their choice in the presidential election is still obvious (69% believe that they made the right choice in both rounds of the presidential election, 7% believe that the choice was correct only in the first round, 5% believe it was correct only in the second round, and only 7% say that their choice was wrong in both rounds). Almost the same results were achieved shortly after the second round of elections, in August 2019. Voters were even more confident that they made the right choice in the parliamentary elections (82% vs. 5% of those who consider their choice to be wrong). At the same time, only 29% of citizens know who was elected in their majoritarian constituency, while 68% - do not know," the survey says.

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At the same time, the first steps of the activity of President Zelensky and his team are assessed positively by 62% of citizens (19% - completely positive and another 43% - predominantly positive). Negative assessments were given by 24%, which is twice as high as in August, stated the sociologists.

The Ilko Kucheriv Foundation conducted the national survey of public opinion in Ukraine for Democratic Initiatives in cooperation with the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology on November 4-19, 2019. The survey was conducted in 110 settlements in all regions of Ukraine, except the annexed Crimea.

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