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PM Modi Retains Title of World’s Most Popular Leader with 76% Approval: Morning Consult Survey

In a recent survey conducted by US-based consultancy firm ‘Morning Consult,’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured the top position as the world’s most popular leader, boasting an impressive approval rating of 76%. This notable achievement places him more than 10 percentage points ahead of the next leader in the rankings.

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PM Modi Retains Title of World’s Most Popular Leader with 76% Approval: Morning Consult Survey

Global Leaders Approval Ratings: Top Performers

Modi has consistently held the top position, maintaining a 76% approval rating in the September survey. This trend aligns with his previous rankings in April (76%) and February (78%).

Rank Leader Approval Rating (%)
1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi 76
2 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico) 66
3 President Alain Berset (Switzerland) 58
4 President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Brazil) 49
7 President Joe Biden (United States) 40

It is noteworthy that United States President Joe Biden holds the seventh position on the list with an approval rating of 40%, marking his highest approval rating since March. The data is based on a survey encompassing 22 global leaders.

Lowest Disapproval Rate and Consistent Popularity

The survey, conducted from September 6-12, 2023, reveals that Prime Minister Modi not only leads in approval but also boasts the lowest disapproval rating among the top 10 leaders, standing at a mere 18%. This trend is consistent with previous surveys where Modi retained his position as the world’s most popular leader.

Comparative Disapproval Rates Among Top 10 Leaders

Rank Leader Disapproval Rating (%)
10 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Canada) 58

Interestingly, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds the highest disapproval rating among the top 10 leaders, standing at 58%. This is speculated to be linked to Canada’s diplomatic fallout with India over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Nijjar.

Modi’s Steadfast Popularity in Previous Surveys

In previous Morning Consult surveys, Prime Minister Modi consistently secured the top spot. In April, he was hailed as the ‘most popular’ leader with a 76% approval rating, surpassing his counterparts Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak from the US and the UK. In February, Modi was recognized as the world’s most popular global leader, boasting an impressive approval rating of 78%.

Important Questions Related to Exams

Q: Who is ranked as the world’s most popular leader in the September 2023 Morning Consult survey?

A: Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured the top spot with a remarkable 76% approval rating.

Q: How does Joe Biden fare in the rankings, and what is his approval rating?

A: Joe Biden ranks seventh with a 40% approval rating, marking his highest since March.

Q: Which leader has the highest disapproval rating among the top 10, and why?

A: Canada’s Justin Trudeau holds the highest disapproval rating at 58%, possibly stemming from diplomatic tensions with India over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Nijjar.

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