More than two-thirds of the Ukrainian population say their country is going in the “wrong direction,” a poll by the Rating Sociological Group found reported Tass on March 18, and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko leads the disapproval polls.
On average 69% of Ukrainians said the country is going in the wrong direction, while only 16% stated the opposite.
Separately Rating also found that nearly half of Ukrainian voters would not cast their ballots in favour of the incumbent president no matter what.
"Poroshenko has the highest disapproval rating of all presidential candidates. Nearly half of voters would not cast their ballots in his favour no matter what. Yulia Timoshenko’s disapproval rating is about 30%, she is followed by Yuri Boiko (19%), Oleg Lyashko (17%) and Vladimir Zelensky (13%)," the statement reads.
The biggest proportion of disenchanted voters live in the southern and southeastern regions of the country (79% and 75% respectively). However, even in the west and centre of Ukraine those disgruntled with the current situation make up a convincing majority with 63% and 64% respectively.
Those who are discontented with the authorities’ policies plan to support opposition candidates in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 31.