DNA Exclusive: PM Narendra Modi tops global popularity ratings amid COVID-19; here is why | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again proven that leaders who try to alleviate the problems of people in adversity are the real leader. A data company, Morning Consult, which tracks approval ratings for world leaders, placed the net approval for him at a high of 55%. Prime Minister Modi’s popularity has become the highest among all world leaders.

Prime Minister Modi is the only world leader whose rating remained at the top in the coronavirus situation, while US President Donald Trump fell to ninth position. This development may come as a surprise to those who said the Prime Minister did not do a good job during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The investigative agency, which conducts surveys and research worldwide, said more than 75% of people approve of Modi while 20% disapprove of him, making his net approval rating of 55. A similar figure for German Chancellor Angela Merkel is 24% while it is negative for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The US-based research firm currently tracks the approval rating of government executives in 13 countries – Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, UK , United Kingdom States. The investigation would result in a real-time snapshot of changing political dynamics across the world.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison are other leaders who have seen their popularity rise. As of December 22, the Mexican President scored 29, just ahead of the Australian Prime Minister who could score 27.

US President Donald Trump received minus 15 rating points, and he currently has 70 rating points behind the Prime Minister of India. The US president continued to claim his victory but lost in the recently concluded election as he failed to properly handle the COVID-19 situation.

Based on a seven-day moving average of adult citizens across the 13 countries, French President Emmanuel Macron is in last place with minus 25 rating points. This clearly shows that he failed to gain the support of the French.

Prime Minister Modi’s political stature is the highest among world leaders, with no other leader even able to come close to him. His commitment to tackle the crisis situation was made clear on Thursday when the cornerstone of the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences was laid in Rajkot via video conference.

PM Modi said: “I used to say ‘jab tak davai nahi dhilai nahi’ but now our mantra for 2021 should be: Davai bhi, kadaai bhi (yes to medicine and yes to the warning) . ” He added that “preparations are in the final stages of the COVID-19 vaccination program in the country. People will be given doses of vaccine made in India.”

“We are working in mission mode to improve medical education in India. After the formation of the National Medical Commission, the quality and quantity of health education will improve,” Prime Minister Modi added.