New Delhi: India has emerged as the 7th worst coronavirus-hit country, leaving behind France and Germany, yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is spearheading India’s fight against the pandemic, is popular than his Chief Ministers.
According to an IANS C-Voter State of the Nation poll on the ranking of Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of NDA ruled states and the central government based on the net satisfaction ratings in the respective states concludes the PM has an average rating of 65.69%. The combined rating of Chief Ministers of NDA ruled states is 57.36%.
Modi has the highest satisfaction rating of 93.95% in Himachal Pradesh, whereas the CM has a satisfaction rating of 73.96%. Followed by Karnataka, where the PM has a satisfactory rating of 82.5% and the CM has 67.21% In Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar could manage merely 4.47 votes as compared to the PM’s 51.25%.
In the PM-CM comparison satisfactory rating, where the latter belongs to NDA ruled states, Modi has an overall average of 8.33%. Gandhi’s satisfactory rating is -56.78% in the NDA ruled states. In the PM-Rahul Gandhi comparison, Modi has a net satisfactory rating of 65.11%.
Rahul Gandhi”s national approval is 0.58%
At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modis nett national approval rating is at nearly 66 per cent, believe it or not, face of prime opposition Congress” Rahul Gandhis rating is at a dismal 0.58 per cent.
Across states only 18.63 per cent said they are “very satisfied” with him while 25.06 per cent said they are somewhat satisfied. However, the larger chunk of 43.11 per cent asserted that they are not et all satisfied with the performance of the former Congress president, according to the IANS-C Voter State of the Nation 2020 Survey.
What should worry Congress and its heir apparent the most is his best meet approval rating is close to the worst need approval rating of Narendra Modi. Gandhi got his biggest thumbs up from Tamil Nadu, a state where Modi fared the worst. However, even in his best performance, Gandhi just had 36.12 per cent nett approval from the southern state. Kerala, a state he is elected an MP from, is his second best performance which is 26.11 per cent nett approval. To make sense of numbers, Modi”s worst nett approval was 32.15 per cent.
While 38.94 per cent Keralites said they are very satisfied with the way Rahul Gandhi performed, 32.49 per cent of them said they are not at all satisfied.
His third best performance is in Assam which once was a Congress bastion before Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal swept to power. But even in his third best rating, Rahul Gandhi got a mere 15.32 per cent nett approval, half of Modi”s worst approval rating which was in Kerala.
In fact, it”s only six states or regions where Gandhi”s approval ratings were in double digits. All the remaining states were either in single digit or worse, in negative.