Opinion Poll Shows Party of Regions Maintaining Overall Support

The recent poll undertaken by Omnibus published by UNIAN 25, June 2007 shows that the Government is maintaining its support. Based on the recent polls the Party of Regions is expected to increase their representation to 221 falling just short of the 225/226 required to secure a majority in their own right. All other parties have registered a decline in voter support with the president’s party our Ukraine registering only 8%. It is unknown if the poll had taken into consideration the redistribution of 1.2% of voters who had indicated they would support the Lytvyn party prior to Lytvyns announcement that he would not be seeking to contest the September election.

Poll Results
Party of regions (PoR) on 31.7%
Yulia Tymoshcneko’s Bloc (BYuT) on 17.8%
Our Ukraine (OU) on 8.3%
People’s Self-Defence Party (PSD)on 3.5%
Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) on 3.3%

The Socialist Party (SPU) on 1.4% have suffered the highest fall in terms of percentage of their 2006 poll result with most of their vote going to break away dissident party – People’s Self-Defence who are expected to form an alliance with Our Ukraine creating a new revised party coalition.

Parliamentary Seats
Date 25-Jun-07 15-Jun-07 29-May-07 07-May-07 24-Apr-07 23-Apr-07 19-Apr-07
Poll Omnibus Ukrainian Barometer Sofia Social Studies FOM-Ukraine Kyiv International Sociology Institute FOM-Ukraine Kiev-based International Institute of Sociology
PoR 221 207 230 212 210 222 225
BYuT 124 123 109 120 116 119 131
OU 58 67 58 64 76 79 73
CPU 23 24 30 26 25 30 21
PSD 24 29 23 28 22 0 0
NVB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SPU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
450 450 450 450 450 450 450

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