Monday, April 30, 2007

Yanukovych is most trusted politician in Ukraine - poll

KYIV. April 29 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych enjoys the greatest public confidence among policiansin his country.

This follows from a poll taken by Sotsis social and political study center between April 20 and 27 involving 1,200 respondents.

The study indicated that 45% of the polled trust Yanukovych and 53% don't.

As for parliament speaker Oleksandr Moroz, Finance Minister Mykola Azarov and President Viktor Yushchenko their respective levels of confidence and mistrust were 33% and 62%, 32% and 45%, 32% and 64%.

Opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, leader of People's Self-Defense Yury Lutsenko and Communist leader Petro Symonenko had the following levels of confidence and mistrust 31% and 64%, 31% and 60%, 30% and 64% respectively.

The levels of confidence of the head of the presidential administration Viktor Baloha, Interior Minister Vasyl Tsushko and secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Vytaly Haiduk were much lower at 14%, 17% and 8% respectively. ml