New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to fare better than other global leaders in terms of approval ratings as per a survey conducted by an American data intelligence firm, Morning Consult.
Despite a decline in popularity ratings during the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, PM Narendra Modi’s global approval ratings have stood at 66 percent, which is better than other world leaders of over 13 countries including US, UK, Russia, Australia, France, Canada, Brazil and Germany.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global approval rating has fallen to 66 percent, down from what was 75 percent a year ago, a survey suggested.
According to the survey by the Morning Consult, which had a sample size of over 2,126 adults in India, Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker last updated on June 17, about 28 percent disapproved of PM Modi, up from what was 20 percent a year ago. Notably, the prime minister’s approval rating was as high as 84 percent on May 2-3, 2020, months after the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (65 percent) finished second in terms of the global approval rating; followed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (63 percent), called ‘AMLO’ by his supporters. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took the fourth position with 54%, followed by German Chacellor Angela Merkel with 53%.
US President Joe Biden had 53% approval rating, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with 48%, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson with 44%, South Korean President Moon Jae-In with 37%, Spanish Spain Pedro Sánchez with 36%, Brazilian President Jaire Bolsonaro with 35%, French President Emmanuel Macron with 35% and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga with 29%.
The survey, updated on June 17, had a sample size of 2,126 adults in India. The firm mentioned that the daily global survey data is based on a seven-day moving average of all adults in a given country with a +/- 1-3 percent margin of error. All survey interviews were conducted online and among nationally representative samples of adults. In India, the sample was representative of the literate population.
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