PM Narendra Modi’s global popularity surpasses Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval ratings stand at 66 per cent and continue to be ahead of other global heads, according to a survey conducted by an American data intelligence firm. The Morning Consult shows PM Modi is ahead of other world leaders of 13 countries including the US, the UK, Russia, Australia, Canada, Brazil, France, and Germany.

“Morning consult, which tracks national rating of the elected leaders of 13 countries, shows a 20 points 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 tweeted.

The Morning Consult Global Approval Rating Tracker, which was updated on Thursday and has a sample size of 2,126 adults in India, showed 66 per cent approval for PM Modi and shows that 28 per cent of those surveyed disapproved of him.

Morning Consult, which collects data through its Political Intelligence unit, a “proprietary platform that provides real-time polling data on political elections”, shows that in August 2019, when the Modi government abrogated Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, his approval rating stood at 82 per cent, while disapproval ratings were at just 11 per cent.

The second position, according to Morning consult, was bagged by 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 Pedro Sanchez (36%), Brazilian President Jaire Bolsonaro (35%), French President Emmanuel Macron (35%) and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (29%).

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