PM Modi’s Approval Ratings Witness Spectacular Rise: 67% Respondents Satisfied With PM Modi (Survey Report)
The survey was published as he completed eight years in office on May 30.
However, there are concerns over surging prices of essential items and unemployment.
The survey was conducted by LocalCircles and 64,000 people were polled.
67% of them believe that the government has met or exceeded expectations in the second term.
This is a significant jump from 51% last year when the pandemic’s second wave overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums.
It was 62% in 2020 when the pandemic started.
The people surveyed said that the government was better prepared to handle a third wave and had effectively managed the economy.
Concerns also lingered over unemployment staying around 7% since the start of the year with 47% saying that it hasn’t been addressed.
At the same time there is also an increase in confidence in the administration’s handling of joblessness with 37% showing approval.
This is a rise from 27% in 2021 and 29% in 2020 when the drastic lockdowns caused migrant workers to lose their jobs, though a rural jobs guarantee program helped.
The growing approval comes in the backdrop of retail inflation which is tracking an eight-year high.
Since this is a politically sensitive issue, the government started restricting exports of wheat and sugar and reining in any further price increases.
73% of Indians said that the price of essential commodities and living costs hasn’t reduced in the past three years.
This is an ever present problem for Modi who is seeking a third term in elections due in 2024.
Meanwhile, 73% expressed optimism regarding their future and that of their families in India.
44% expressed that the government didn’t do enough to improve air quality and reduce pollution.
60% of the participants said the government has been effective in improving communal harmony while 33% disagreed.
More than 50% said doing business in India has become easier.