Modi’s global approval rating falls but still beats Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel and others
Kohima, June 18 (EMN): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global approval rating fell to 66 per cent, down from 75 per cent a year ago, but was still ahead of world leaders of 12 countries, including US, UK, and German, according to a survey conducted by an American data intelligence firm Morning Consult.
Modi’s approval rating was as high as 84 per cent in May last year, months after the Covid-19 pandemic began.
“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 updated on Thursday.
The ‘Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker’ survey, with a sample size of 2,126 adults in India, showed 66% approval for Modi while 28% disapproved.
“All interviews are conducted online, among nationally representative samples of adults. (In India, the sample is representative of the literate population),” Morning Consult stated.
The firm tracks approval rating of world leaders from 13 countries — Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States — on a weekly basis.
According to its latest survey, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stood in the second position in terms of global approval ratings with 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%).