PM Modi Is World's Most Popular Leader: Scores 76% To Become #1 Leader In "Global Leader Approval' List

Shreya Bose

Shreya Bose

Sep 18, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is once again at the top position of an approval ratings list of global leaders.

PM Modi Is World's Most Popular Leader: Scores 76% To Become #1 Leader In "Global Leader Approval' List
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India waves to the crowd as he arrives to give a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Approval Rating Tracker

Morning Consult, a decision intelligence company released the ‘Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker’ on September 14.

It puts out weekly approval ratings of world leaders.

It said its latest approval ratings are based on data collected from September 6 to 12.

The ratings are based on a seven-day moving average of adult residents in each country, with varying sample sizes.
Top 3
Modi has secured 76 per cent of people’s approval of his leadership, while 18 per cent disapprove and six per cent did not give any opinion.

He is followed by Swiss President Alain Berset in second position with 64 percent approval rating and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in third position with an approval rating of 61 per cent.

US and UK

US President Joe Biden retained the seventh position with an unchanged 40 percent approval rating, while UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dropped from the 12th position to 15th with 27 percent rating.

France President Emmanuel Macron won just 24 per cent approval rating.

Notably, all these leaders came to India to attend the recently concluded G20 Summit held in New Delhi.

Modi had held bilateral talks with Biden, Macron, Sunak at the event.

G20 impact

Modi was at the top position even back in February when it released its approval ratings at 78 percent.

The grand G20 Leaders Summit in New Delhi which was held on September 9 and 10 certainly helped boost his image.

The list comprises rankings of leaders from 22 countries, of which a majority are G20 members.

New Delhi Declaration

At the Leaders’ Summit, the New Delhi Declaration was unanimously adopted with full consensus.

All nations were brought on a single page and a consensus was built on the issue of Russia-Ukraine war.

“I have received good news. Due to the hard work of our team, consensus has been built on New Delhi G20 Leaders’ Summit Declaration,” Modi had said on Saturday (September 9) while making the announcement.

Brazil to play host next
At the conclusion of the summit, PM Modi handed over the G20 presidential gavel to the Brazilian president whose country will host the summit next.
“India passes the gavel to Brazil. We have unwavering faith that they will lead with dedication, and vision and will further global unity as well as prosperity. India assures all possible cooperation to Brazil during their upcoming G20 Presidency. @LulaOficial,” wrote PM Modi on X.
BJP biggies react

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke of the honour and said it is “not only a testament to the success of the Modi doctrine in foreign policy but also a global recognition of Modi Ji’s undeterred achievements in lifting millions out of poverty, selfless efforts to improve their living standards and people’s unyielding trust in him.”
BJP national president JP Nadda hailed PM Modi’s leadership and said that the survey reflects his “stupendous successes in foreign policy”.

“This survey reflects PM Modi Ji’s stupendous successes in foreign policy, social welfare, and making our country a global power,” Nadda posted on X.
Top 10 world leaders
1.) Narendra Modi (India): 76%
2.) Alain Berset (Switzerland) 64%
3.) Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico) 61%
4.) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Brazil) 49%
5.) Anthony Albanese (Australia) 48%
6.) Giorgia Meloni (Italy) 42%
7.) Joe Biden (US) 40%
8.) Pedro Sánchez (Spain) 39%
9.) Leo Varadkar (Ireland) 38%
10.) Justin Trudeau (Canada) 37%

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