PM Modi's approval ratings take a hit, but it is still highest among world leaders
PM Narendra Modi's approval ratings stood at 82% and disapproval ratings were at 11% in August 2019, when the Centre scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
A new survey has revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's approval ratings are higher than that of world leaders of 13 countries, including the US, the UK and Russia.
According to a survey conducted by American data intelligence firm Morning Consult, even though Prime Minister Modi's approval ratings fell majorly in May this year, he continues to be ahead of other global leaders.
The survey shows that Prime Minister Modi today enjoys 66% approval among people.
In a post on micro-blogging site Twitter, Morning Consult, which tracks national ratings of the elected leaders of 13 countries, showed a 20-point slide over the past year in the proportion of Indians who approve of Prime Minister Modi.
Yet at 66% in early June, he still outperforms all the rest, the firm noted.
Interestingly, data reveals that in August 2019, when the Narendra Modi government abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, his approval ratings stood at 82 per cent. Only 11 per cent of those surveyed disapproved of him.
Morning Consult's Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker and has a sample size of 2,126 adults in India.
Other world leaders in the list include:
* Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (65%)
* 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%)
* Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (29%)