PM Modi is still the most popular leader amongst Indians reveals survey
When it comes to most popular personality in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi still tops the charts. Pew released the findings after conducting a survey among 2,464 respondents. Modi at 88% is 30 points ahead of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, 31 points ahead of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and 49 points ahead of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said the survey conducted between February 21 and March 10 this year. Pew said the public's "positive assessment" of Modi is buoyed by "growing contentment" with the Indian economy: more than eight-in-ten say economic conditions are "good", up 19 percentage points since immediately before the 2014 election. At least nine-in-ten Indians in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana and in the western states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh hold a favorable view of the prime minister. The same is true for more than eight-in-ten in the eastern states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal and the northern states of Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.