The published results of sociological research of the mood of the electorate before the presidential election. The survey was conducted by the Sociological group “Rating” at the request of the International Republican Institute (IRI).
By results of research the rating of the presidential candidates the following: Yulia Tymoshenko — 14%, Vladimir Zelensky – 8%, Petro Poroshenko – 8%, Anatoliy Hrytsenko — 7%, Yuriy Boyko — 6%, Vyacheslav Vakarchuk, Oleg Lyashko — by 4%.
Anatoliy Hrytsenko continues to lose the votes of the sympathetic. Back in August, for Anatoly Gritsenko were ready to vote more than 10.7% of the respondents. He ranked second among the most real candidates. At the beginning of December Gritsenko moved to fourth place.
Military expert Sergey Shcherbina, Colonel of the Armed forces of Ukraine, believes that the reason for the fall rating Gritsenko that his media image artificial:
“Among the motley company of potential presidential candidates Hrytsenko could really become the uncontested figure: after all, behind him a military education, Minister of defense and head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on issues of defense. People, civilians often take his words as the opinion of a credible military leader. However, during a conversation by the military and competent people, statements of the former Minister of defence does not hold water.
Real results of Gritsenko will be even worse, because the polls will come current military officers, soldiers and contractors, as well as their family members and veterans who do not agree with the policy debate. For example, Anatoly Stepanovich in favour of reducing the army, ending the call and even against the prescription of course NATO in the Constitution. But the main obstacle that will prevent Gritsenko to become Commander in chief – the lack of credibility among the military. The military has a good memory and analytical skills.” – said Sergey Shcherbina
Earlier, political scientist, candidate of philosophical Sciences Valentin Smooth, already questioned a real chance Gritsenko qualify for the presidency, calling it a technical candidate. About the discrepancy between the public image Gritsenko as an effective military Manager, real results of his work on the post of Minister of Defense and Head of defense Committee, was discussed repeatedly. In particular, it claimed a former employee of the Main intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Colonel Yuri Smisek.