Said it before. Will say it again. There is minimal public support for far-right parties in Ukraine.

Here’s some results from different polls over the past few months.

Kyiv International Institute of Sociology poll, February 5-16

 Who would Ukrainians vote for in a presidential election?

  • Oleh Tyahnybok, Svoboda leader: 1.1%
  • Dmytro Yarosh, onetime Kremlin boogeyman: 2.6%
  • 3.7% far-right in total

And just among decided voters:

  • Oleh Tyahnybok, Svoboda leader: 2.9%
  • Dmytro Yarosh, onetime Kremlin boogeyman: 6.5%
  • 9.4% in total

As for votes for the Verkhovna Rada:

  • Oleh Tyahnybok’s Svoboda: 2.6%
  • Dmytro Yarosh’s National Movement: 1.2%
  • Pravyy Sektor: 0.4%
  • 4.2% in total

And just among decided voters for the Verkhovna Rada:

  • Svoboda: 6.2%
  • Yarosh’s National Movement: 2.9%
  • Pravyy Sektor: 0.9%
  • 10% in total

Yes, the maximum the far-right can pull – even when all the undecideds and won’t-voters are excluded (around 50 percent of the entire sample!) – is one in ten Ukrainians.

Razumkov Centre poll, April 22-26

The Razumkov Centre calculations for a presidential vote, from those who said they planned on voting:

  • Oleh Tyahnybok: 1.6%
  • Dmytro Yarosh: Also 1.6%
  • 3.2% far-right in total

For Verkhovna Rada votes, from those who said they planned on voting:

  • Svoboda: 4.8%
  • Pravyy Sektor: 0.7%
  • Yarosh’s National Movement: 0.0%. Yup.
  • 5.5% in total.

Razumkov Centre/DI poll, May 11-16

This Razumkov Centre/DI poll only asked about Verkhovna Rada votes, from those who said they planned on voting:

  • Svoboda: 3.6%
  • Yarosh’s National Movement: 1.8%.
  • Pravyy Sektor: 0.7%
  • 6.1% in total.

Kyiv International Institute of Sociology poll, May 13-18

The most recent bit of business here about presidential elections:

  • Tyahnybok, 1.3%
  • Yarosh: 1.8%
  • 3.1% far-right in total

And just among decided voters:

  • Tyahnybok, 2.9%
  • Yarosh: 4%
  • 6.9% in total

This poll didn’t ask about Verkhovna Rada voting (or if it did, they haven’t reported on it yet).

The takeaway?

Obvious.

For perspective:

  • 49.7 percent of Austrians voted for a far-right presidential candidate last Sunday
  • Nine percent of Americans think the government adds fluoride to their water for “sinister reasons”
  • Seven percent of Americans think the moon landing was faked
  • Four percent of Americans think reptilians run the world

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“Our numbers are the same as the far-right in Ukraine? Sweet … [pause] … oh. Shit.”
That is all. End communication.

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