PM Modi’s approval rating at 66%, ahead of US President Biden, Germany’s Merkel

Despite facing tough challenges by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be one of the most famous leaders across the world as his 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, ‘Morning Consult’. 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.

“MorningConsult, 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 tweeted. In its survey, the Morning Consult said that out of a sample size of 2,126 adults in India, around 66 per cent have approved PM Modi while only 28 per cent disapproved of him. It noted that the Indian Prime Minister is ahead of several world leaders, including the US, UK, France and Canada. According to the Morning Consult, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is in the second position with a 65 per cent approval rate. He is followed by Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (63 per cent) and Australia’s Scott Morrison (54 per cent).

On the other hand, Germany’s Angela Merkel and US president Joe Biden are at fifth position with a 53 per cent approval rate. Canada’s Justin Trudeau, UK’s Boris Johnson and South Korea’s Moon Jae-In have 48 per cent, 44 per cent and 37 per cent approval rate respectively.