Narendra Modi’s Popularity Still Intact – Survey

| Updated: May 31, 2022 10:03 pm

In the past few years, there has been a lot of debate over the performance of the Narendra Modi-led government in the country. This has become a rather hot topic, especially after Covid-19 hit India and government’s actions in handling the pandemic were continuously scrutinized. Overall the government was praised for its handling of the first wave in 2020, but popular belief is that the second wave caught the government off-guard and authorities messed up badly. Nevertheless, it seems that Narendra Modi and his government’s popularity is nowhere near diminishing.

According to the latest survey released on Monday, PM Narendra Modi’s government has received the greatest approval ratings since the outbreak began, however there are still concerns about rising costs of vital products and unemployment. The survey also touched upon the government’s take on communal harmony, pollution and business friendly market scenario.

A survey by LocalCircles, shows that 67% believe that PM Modi’s government has met or exceeded expectations in the second term of its rule. This is a rise compared to 51% last year, when a second wave of Covid-19 infections wreaked havoc on hospitals and cemeteries. It is also higher that 62% in 2020, when the pandemic began. An overwhelming number of people also believed that the government was now better prepared to manage third wave of Coronavirus.

AS for employment situation, although there is limited vacancies, people’s trust in the government is still strong. At least 37% of respondents say that the government has improved upon the situation and believe that it would be better soon.

Other small findings of the survey show that 44% of the people think the government could have done much better to improve air quality and decrease pollution. While 33% believe that the government didn’t do enough to maintain communal harmony, 60% felt the strategies had been effective. More than 50% people said it had become much easier to do and grow business in India.

Overall, 73% of the people were optimistic about their and their families’ future in the country.

The poll surveyed a total of 64,000 people from across the country.

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