According to a survey of CNN-IBN, The Week and CSDS in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the four poll-bound states (Mizoram not included), 35 per cent wants Modi as the PM while 17 per cent wants Gandhi for the top job.
In Delhi and Rajasthan, the gap is much broader in favour of Modi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were tied at the third position with 5 per cent votes while Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati got 2 per cent votes. BJP patriarch L K Advani, who bowed out reluctantly with Modi's anointment, received just 1 per cent vote.
In Delhi, Modi received 42 per cent of the support compared to Rahul Gandhi's 15 per cent.
In Rajasthan, Modi got 40 per cent of the support as against Gandhi's 19 per cent.
In Madhya Pradesh, Modi got 31 per cent as against Rahul Gandhi's 25 per cent.
In Chhattisgarh, Modi got 15 per cent while Gandhi got 10 per cent.
Compared to CNN-IBN's election tracker held in July, Modi's popularity has gone up by nine per cent while that of Rahul Gandhi went up by 2 per cent.
Seven per cent of the interviewees said they would press the NOTA (None of the above) button.