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PM Modi pips world leaders in combating Covid-19, approval ratings soar further to 68%

Despite its extremely dense population and limited resources, India has done much better than developed countries in containing the spread of Coronavirus and for this it is getting admiration from global bodies including WHO.

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New Delhi: As the world reels under the menace of Coronavirus, India has emerged as ‘bright spot’ in the fight against Covid-19. Despite its extremely dense population and limited resources, India has done much better than developed countries in containing the spread of Coronavirus and for this it is getting admiration from global bodies including WHO.

Much of the credit goes to Modi government for this, largely because of invoking countrywide lockdown little early, coupled with containment measures.

As the world battles Coronavirus pandemic, pollster Morning Consult released its approval ratings for every leader from most major democracies. In those approval ratings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most popular and most favoured world leader in battling Covid-19.

As on April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bagged highest popularity among all the world leaders. his net approval rating rose from 62% to 68%.

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has the second-highest net approval over that period (36), though it fell slightly from 39 in January.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has seen the largest surge in domestic popularity, with his net approval now up to 26 (from negative 26 on January 1).

Morning Consult’s data shows that among all ten countries surveyed, Japan’s Abe has the lowest rating (at negative 33) and the worst decline in net approval, having fallen from negative 18 at the start of 2020.

‘Very poor’ rating for Trump

Owing to the humungous scale of infections and death, America ranks very poor in approval ratings. The powerful President managed to get just 3 ratings, much lower than any other world leader.

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