PM Modi emerges as world’s most popular leader, with approval rating of 78%

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PM Modi emerges as world’s most popular leader, with approval rating of 78%

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been rated as the world's most popular leader with an approval rating of 78 per cent, according to a survey by US-based consulting firm 'Morning Consult'.

An overview of the news

  • According to the rating, PM Modi's rating is ahead of other leaders including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

  • The poll surveyed 22 global leaders for the ratings.

  • Of the 22 leaders surveyed by the research firm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped with 78 per cent.

  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is in second place with a 68 percent approval rating, and Swiss President Alain Berset is third with a 62 percent approval rating.

  • US President Joe Biden and Canada's Justin Trudeau received an approval rating of 40 percent and ranked seventh and ninth, respectively.

  • UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ranked 13th on the list with a 30 percent approval rating.

  • PM Modi's approval rating had reached an all-time high of 84 percent on May 2, 2020.

Morning Consult

  • US based Morning Consult's "Global Leader Approval" survey is based on data collected from January 26-31 this year.

  • Surveys are weighted in each country by age, gender, region, and in some countries by official government sources and education.

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