NEWS PM SURVEY
NEW DELHI: Some 60 per cent of respondents preferred Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Prime Minister while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi fetched 26 per cent support, in a C-Voter mood survey of the nation this month. Over 30,000 people were interviewed for the survey across states. In 10 states, the support for Modi was as high as 65 per cent, which an incumbent PM rarely gets.
The ten states are Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Bihar.
Curiously, support for Rahul Gandhi was higher in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Kerala has a 40 per cent concentration of Muslims and Christians in the state’s population. In West Bengal,
In West Bengal, where a big fight is unfolding between the ruling Trinamool and the BJP, some 62 per cent preferred Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. All the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country.
Among other findings, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik is cited as the most popular chief minister while Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal comes second and Jaganmohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh comes out as the third-best. The chief ministers of Kerala, West Bengal and Assam have scored high approval ratings while the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fared poor. Uttarkhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was adjudged the least popular CM. Haryana chief minister Manoharlal Khattar is the second worst-popular and Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh as the third worst.
In Odisha, where chief minister Naveen Patnaik remains as the best choice for CM post, Modi’s approval rating has skyrocketed, at over 84 per cent.
Three states governed by BJP or its ally, namely Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Bihar, saw their chief ministers scoring less than the national average. The chief ministers of West Bengal and Maharashtra scored above-average ranks.
Notably, the chief ministers of Kerala, Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh have higher approval ratings than that of PM Modi within their respective states. Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao is seen as less popular than Modi. Chhattisgarh chief minister as also Maharashtra chief minister scored better results. Eleven chief ministers scored below national average.
Seven out of 10 most-popular chief ministers are from the non BJP-NDA ranks. Seven out of 10 worst-performing chief ministers are from the BJP-NDA ranks.
As per another ‘mood of the nation’ survey, conducted by Kolkata-based Amrita Bazar Patrika, 58 per cent of the respondents said they would vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government, while 28.1 per cent said they will vote for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Some 13.5 per cent of the respondents said they will choose the third front of regional parties and the Left. IHN-NN
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