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Yanukovych has highest rating among Ukrainian presidential candidates

KYIV. Nov 12 (Interfax) - Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych
would have gained the largest number of votes in the Ukrainian
presidential election if the election were held next Sunday, the
Ukrainian Project System said.

The agency polled 1,200 adults by phone on November 4-10, 2009.

Some 21.4% of the respondents said they would vote for Yanukovych,
18.1% for Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, 7.8% for Front for Change
leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 6.9% for Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr
Lytvyn and 3.8% for Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko.

Some 3.2% preferred President Viktor Yushchenko, 2.1% - businessman
Serhiy Tyhypko, 1.5% - Oleksandr Pabad, and 1.4% - Oleh Tyahnybok.

A total of 2.3% said they would prefer another candidate.

Some 4.5% said they would not vote; 9.5% would support neither
candidate; and 17.2% would still have to make their choice.





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