Despite the fact, many sociologists and politicians started toforecast silver for the politican-athlete's party, reports ukrnews24.com.
Andriy Zolotarev, a political expert, explains the loss of votesby the United opposition: "The election campaign of Batkivschyna isnot the most efficient one from the point of view of strategy,campaigning and technology". Tymoshenko's absence is fatal for theopposition and that is why the votes are converted in favor ofKlitschko's Strike. "There is a tendency of growth," affirmsanother expert Volodymyr Fesenko. "It creates problems for theUnited opposition.The competition is growing in the WesternUkraine. In some election districts in Lviv their ratings arepractically the same."
However, despite the good forecasts, all experts agree that he willtake the third place. "He can show a pretty good result but it isgoing to be a third place," says political analyst Oleksiy Haran.According to him, Klitschko has certain risks: Substantial part ofhis voters are young people and they usually show very low turnout. Plus, Klitschko is not ready for TV debates, public speeches,answers to specific political question. It is obvious that theStrike will substitute him for more experienced speakers from thelist - Nalyvaychenko, Pynzenyk. But the leader shall also beready."
The opinion is also confirmed by sociologists Oleksandr Bukhalovand Mykolay Churilov. "Klitschko has a confident third position buthe reached his limit," said Churilov, "Polling of focus groups thatwe conducted showed that he is respected as a person, as a patriotbut underappreciated as a politican. And this will keep him and histeam from overtaking the United opposition."
According to the latest Sotsys poll, the Strike takes 12.7% andBatkivschyna 17.2%. Experts assure that Klitschko's party will notmanage to take silver in the political ring.