Fedir Shandor gave the most accurate predictions about the turnout in Transcarpathia
Forecasts of Fedir Sandor, Ph.D., sociologist, the director of the Carpathian Polling Research Center (announced on the eve of elections in the Uzhgorod Press Club) on the turnout on the day of the presidential elections were the most accurate - the turnout amounted to 50-51%.
As F. Shandor said in the comments to the Press Club, in the accuracy of forecasts, there is a simple element: "When doing any forecasts, one has to work directly with interviewers and respondents. Then you can make the normal projections of not only on turnout but also on the results. As I said, in the cities of Transcarpathia, the turnout was greater than that in rural areas and on average in districts. In general, this time we have real results, because manipulation mechanisms were not used in the election, since there was neither money nor administrative resources for their implementation. We received real figures bothe in terms of the turnout, and the results of voting" - Fedir Shandor said.
Regarding the exit poll in Transcarpathia, the expert said: "We did exit polls. However, the results are not made public, because the customers did not allow to disclose the information in the media. Nevertheless, I can say that our research results exactly match the official results of the vote count," - Fedir Shandor said.
"Another factor that helped me to predict the turnout is the social one. The point is that right at this time, many Transcarpathians are working abroad. We took into account several factors, analyzed the situation and we were right: the turnout in Transcarpathian region amounted to 50-51%," - F. Shandor said.