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A. MILINKEVICH’S RATING IS FALLING DOWN

Voting Option*

09’05

11’05

12’05

02’06

04’06

06’06

08’06

11’06

Voted for A. Milinkevich on March 19, 2006(closed question)

18.8

17.7

20.4

14.8

Would vote for A. Milinkevich if the presidential election is held anew tomorrow(open question)

1.4

3.5

6.6

15.4

18.4

13.7

11.6

10.3

* According to the results of the nation opinion polls conducted by independent sociologists (in all cases those face-to-face interviewed were approximately 1,500 persons aged 18 and over, margin of error didn’t exceed 0.03)

It is obvious that:

  • A. Milinkevich’s rating started growing rapidly after his election for a sole presidential candidate at the Congress of Democratic Forces on October 2, 2005.

 

  • On the day of the presidential election A. Milinkevich’s real rating (i.e. how voters really voted) and potential rating (i.e. how they would vote again) were almost equal. This means his popularity and authority at that moment corresponded to the role of “a sole democratic leader of Belarus.”

 

  • After the election the gap between A. Milinkevich’s real and potential ratings started increasing really quickly. This means his popularity and authority don’t anymore correspond to the role of “a sole democratic leader of Belarus.”