CAB conducts public opinion poll to obtain reliable reading of public opinion on the upcoming presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan

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According to CAB, the poll was conducted over the phone from December 9 through December 17 with a national sample of 1000 respondents of voting age (18+).


The goal of the poll was to obtain a reliable reading of public opinion on the upcoming presidential elections and referendum in Kyrgyzstan, specifically: current political and economic situation in the country; attitudes towards the change of power on October 5, 2020; electoral preferences; vote intentions; attitudes towards the proposed constitutional amendments; preferences on the form of the government; attitudes towards the upcoming referendum; trust in politicians; and trust in the Jogorku Kenesh, the Government and the judiciary of Kyrgyzstan.


CAB says results are accurate with a margin of error of ±3.09% in 95 times out of 100.


Asked about their attitude to the change of power, which took place in Bishkek on October 5, 2020, more than 58% of those surveyed said they fully support the change of power, with another 23% stating they rather support the change of power.


73% of respondents reportedly intend to take part in the presidential elections on January 10, 2021. If the presidential elections were held on December 22, 64% of those surveyed would vote for Sadyr Japarov.


17% of respondents stated they still undecided who they would vote for.


40 percent of those surveyed said political instability is the most critical problem in the country.


The most worrisome problems also include economic instability, unemployment, and inflation, reported by 27%, 25% and 21% of respondents respectively.


76 percent of those surveyed support holding of the referendum on constitutional amendments on January 10, 2021, while about 7% of respondents said they were not aware of the referendum.


Form of government


Asked about preferred form of government in Kyrgyzstan 80% of respondents chose the presidential form of government and 14% parliamentary form of government.


Asked about trust in any politician in Kyrgyzstan 48% of respondents said that they trust Sadyr Japarov, while more than 30% of those surveyed they do not trust any politician in Kyrgyzstan.


Central Asia Barometer (CAB) is a regional, independent, non-profit public polling institution. It measures the social, economic, and political “atmosphere” in Central Asia’s nations. Since 2017 Central Asia Barometer has been implementing a regular public opinion survey in all Central Asian countries.


Source: Asia Plus