PM Modi's high approval rating by US data firm, a matter of pride for all Indians: Nadda

According to American firm ‘Morning Consult’, which regularly tracks approval ratings of world leaders, over 75% people approve of Mr. Modi while 20% disapprove, putting his net approval rating at 55 per cent.

January 02, 2021 01:22 pm | Updated 10:56 pm IST - New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda at party office in New Delhi. File photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda at party office in New Delhi. File photo

BJP president J.P. Nadda on Saturday said it was a matter of pride for all Indians that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval rating had been the highest among global leaders, referring to the U.S.-based data firm Morning Consult’s latest report that put Mr. Modi at 55% approval.

 

In a tweet, Mr. Nadda said Mr. Modi’s popularity had not only increased in “all demographic groups and geographic regions of the country”, but he also got “a thumbs up globally for his dedication to his country”. The PM ranked number one among “all global leader” in these challenging times, he said.

 

“Ever since the Modi-led government came into power, people’s trust in the government and the faith that nation is progressing in the right direction has risen drastically. This rating is testimony of his able leadership and hard work and is a thing of pride for all Indians (sic),” Mr. Nadda said in a tweet.

 

Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar later addressed a press conference at the party headquarters to highlight Mr. Modi’s ratings and awards over the years.

‘Rare phenomenon’

He said it was a ‘rare phenomenon’ that Mr. Modi’s ratings had been increasing over the years.

The Morning Consult Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker, last updated on December 23, 2020, includes ratings of the leaders of governments of 13 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Germany and India. With a sample size of 2,126 in India, the tracker showed 75% approved of Mr. Modi and 20% disapproved, putting his net approval at 55%.

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