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Narendra Modi is the most popular figure in Indian politics: Pew Research

Narendra Modi at 88 percent is 30 points ahead of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, and 31 points ahead of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi.


Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rests “by far” the most renowned figure in Indian politics, the Pew stated on this Wednesday, releasing the major findings of its latest survey held amongst 2,464 respondents in India.

Narendra Modi at 88 percent is 30 points ahead of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi (58 percent), 31 points ahead of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi (57 percent) and 49 points ahead when compared to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (39 percent), stated the survey held between February 21st and March 10th this year.

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Pew stated that the public’s “positive impost” of Modi is propped up by “growing contentment” with the Indian economy: above eight-in-ten say economic circumstances are “perfect”, up 19 percentage points as immediately before the 2014 election.

The share of grownups who say the economy is “very good” (30 percent) has tripled in the last three years, it said.

All over seven-in-ten Indians are currently “satisfied” with the way things are going in the nation. This positive valuation of India’s direction has closely doubled since 2014, Pew stated.

Rendering to Pew, at least nine-in-ten Indian citizens in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana and in the western states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh hold a promising view of the prime minister.

The same thing is true for above eight-in-ten in the eastern states of Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal. The northern states of Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

“Since 2015, Narendra Modi’s popularity is comparatively unchanged in the north, has mounted in the west and the south, and is down marginally in the east,” it said.

Particularly, the survey reflects a 21 percentage point’s drop in promising view of America amid Indians from 70 percent in 2015 to just 49 percent in 2017.

Only 40 percent show confidence in President Donald Trump to do the precise thing regarding world affairs, down 34 points from their belief in his predecessor Barack Obama in the year 2015.

Same is the case with China, whose favorability rating amid Indians have dropped from 41 percent in 2015 to 26 percent in 2017. The survey was led before the Doklam crisis.

Rendering to Pew Survey, in spite of periodic outbreaks of spiritual violence, comparatively few Indians see communal relationships as a very big problem.

“Likewise, in spite of Prime Minister Modi’s decision last November to eliminate high-value bank notes, less than half of the Indian populace sees the lack of accessibility of cash to be a major concern,” it said.

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