New Delhi: The approval ratings for Prime Minister Narendra Modi stand at 66 per cent and is ahead of other global leaders. This was found out in a survey conducted by an American data intelligence firm the Morning Consult.
The survey shows the prime minister is ahead of leaders of 13 countries including the US, the UK, Russia, Australia, Canada, Brazil, France and Germany.
“Morning Consult, which tracks national ratings of the elected leaders of 13 countries, shows a 20-point slide over the past year in the proportion of Indians who approve of Mr Modi. Yet at 66% in early June, he still outperforms all the rest,” the firm said via a tweet.
With a sample size of 2,126 adults in India, Morning Consult Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker, which was updated on Thursday, showed 66 per cent approved PM Modi while 28 per cent disapproved him.
Morning Consult gathers data via its Political Intelligence unit, a “proprietary platform that provides real-time polling data on political elections”. The data shows that when the Modi government abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019, his approval ratings stood at 82 per cent, while disapproval ratings were at just 11 per cent, reported Hindustan Times.
According to Morning Consult, the second position went to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (65%), followed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (63%), Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (54%), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (53%), US President Joe Biden (53%), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (48%), UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (44%), South Korean President Moon Jae-In (37%), Spanish Spain Pedro Sánchez (36%), Brazilian President Jaire Bolsonaro (35%), French President Emmanuel Macron (35%) and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (29%).
Global Leader Approval: Among All Adults https://t.co/dQsNxouZWb
López Obrador: 63%
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— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) June 17, 2021