Prime Minister Modi outraces global leaders in popularity index with approval rating of 70%

With an approval rating of 70 per cent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has outraced world leaders in global rating, the highest among 13 global leaders polled in the survey conducted by The Morning Consult.

In the Morning consult survey, updated on September 2, PM Narendra Modi is ahead of Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with an approval of 64%, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi 63%, German Chancellor Angela Merkel 52%, US President Joe Biden 48%. The survey list also includes Australian PM Scott Morrison with 4&%, Canada PM Trudeau with 45% UK PM Boris Jonson 41%, Brazilian President Jaire Bolsonaro with 39%, South Korean president Moon Jae-In 38%, Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez 35%, French President Emmanuel Macron 34% and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga with 25% approval rating.

In the past two months, PM Modi’s approval rating has also gone up. As of June, his approval rating was 66%.

Narendra Modi’s disapproval rating has also declined to 25 per cent, one of the lowest on the list.

The surevy’s graph shows that Modi’s disapproval rating had spiked in May when the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic had hit the country hard. Now that the coronavirus situation in the India is improving even amid the threat of a third wave, PM Modi’s disapproval rating has dropped down.

In May 2020 just after the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, PM Modi’s approval rating was at its peak at 84 per cent.

The Morning Consult calculates the approval and disapproval rating “on the basis of a seven-day moving average of all adults in a given country with a margin of error of between +/- 1-3%”. Online interviews of nearly, 2,126 adults were sampled for the data survey on India.

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