India's Modi once again tops list of most popular global leader

Nahrendra Modi

A newly released survey has found that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is once again the world’s ‘most popular’ leader with an approval rating of 76 per cent. Modi left behind his US and UK counterparts Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak, according to the survey by Morning Consult stated.

As per the rating, PM Modi's ratings trump those of other leaders, including Australian PM Anthony Albanese, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The poll surveyed 22 global leaders for the ratings.While PM Modi bagged the first spot, Mexican president Andrés Manuel L³pez Obrador grabbed the second position with 61 per cent approval ratings, the survey showed.

Global Leader Approval: *Among all adults

Modi: 76%
L³pez Obrador: 61%
Albanese: 55%
Meloni: 49%
Lula da Silva: 49%
Biden: 41%
Trudeau: 39%
Sánchez: 38%
Scholz: 35%
Sunak: 34%
Macron: 22%

"The latest approval ratings are based on data collected from March 22-28, 2023. Approval ratings are based on a seven-day moving average of adult residents in each country, with sample sizes varying by country," the survey conducted by Morning Consult stated.

In February too, PM Modi was pegged as the world's most popular global leader with an approval rating of 78 per cent. That survey was also conducted by US-based consulting firm 'Morning Consult.'

Brazil's newly elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was placed at number 5 with 49 per cent ratings, the US President was at number 6th position with 41 per cent approval and UK's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was in 10th position with 34 per cent approval.

The survey also featured Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at 3rd place with a 55 per cent approval rating and French President is on 11th position with 22 per cent approval ratings.

The list was released by Morning Consult on Sunday. The US-based firm specialises in providing real-time polling data on political elections, elected officials and voting issues, its website says. The firm said it takes about 20,000 interviews globally daily.

“The global leader and country trajectory data is based on a seven-day moving average of all adults in a given country. In the United States, the average sample size is around 45,000. In other countries, the sample size ranges from roughly 500-5,000,” it said.

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