PM Modi's rating falls as India reels from Covid-19 second wave
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's approval ratings have fallen to a new low, a survey showed on Tuesday, as the country struggles to contain a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Modi, who swept to power in 2014 and was re-elected in 2019 with the biggest majority of any Indian leader in three decades, has long fostered the image of a powerful nationalist leader.
But India's Covid-19 caseload surged past 25 million this week, exposing a lack of preparation and eroding Modi's support base, according to US data intelligence company Morning Consult's tracker of a dozen global leaders.
Modi's overall ratings this week stand at 63%, his lowest since the US firm began tracking his popularity in August 2019. The big decline happened in April when his net approval dropped 22 points.
That sharp fall came as the pandemic appeared to be overwhelming large urban centres such as Delhi, where hospitals ran out of beds and life-saving oxygen and people died in parking lots, gas for breath.
63% approval rating is still too high for a failed leader responsible for so many casualties and economic disasters. Hopefully more people will start realising that he is no god but a shrewd politician who is only interested in retaining power by any means possible.
He is doing better than any PM would have done in these circumstances
Then elect Pappu and see the outcome It's very easy to sit at home and criticise In a such huge populated country is it that easy to manage
Madeti Nageswara Rao
He is always a genuine and dynamic leader. He succeeded in dealing Corona wave #1. But wave#2 spiked suddenly and nobody expected it, it is not mistake of single person. Wave#2 situation is created by some selfish persons only how can we make responsible others.
and he is doing good.
Please leave the poor man alone. He is the only honest well meaning leader we have. Definitely there were some errors in managing the second wave initially but please realise that USA the most advanced country in the world fared far worse than us.
Who cares about ratings at the time of pandemic ?
It doesn't take a rating agency to tell Modi's popularity has gone down...
actual purpose of this article is to tell his rating is 63% not to say it fell. part of his duplicitous propaganda. Event 36% will be too high for him now.
Has media ever discussed RaGa rating ??
I wonder whether the worst is yet to come!
Another Pulwama & retaliation round the corner, again his popularity will spring back like never before... citizens are naive chooothiyas... LOL
How about other leader's rating ? Biden , Putin ?? Mamta, Raga,UT ?? One who leads is always criticized.
MODI is best and remain so.....
Ratungs..who cares. Yours toolkit bakwas has no meanings in India. Modi is our national.leader and he is working smartly on real issues...real issues India needs to address urgently
Imagine sonia sena in power during the pandemic time, they would have sold the country to Pharma companies
What a pity... you are lucky that Modi is at the helm. Think what would have happened if any of the other prominent leader was the PM. It is very easy to blame others but no one proposing solution. It is depressing to see the behavior of most opposition leaders.
The opposition is using foreign agencies to de stabilize the govt
The Truth Speaker
Indians has declared PM Modi as a life long PM of india as there is not one match to his standard . Salute to Our Super Pm of Our Super Country Bharathvarsh. Jai Hind jai Bharath .
It shouldn’t be more than 35%