Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains by far the most popular figure in Indian politics as per the survey conducted by an American think tank, Pew Research Centre.
The think tank which is based in Washington released the main findings of its latest survey yesterday conducted among 2,464 respondents in India.
Mr Modi at 88 per cent is 30 points ahead of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with 58 per cent, 31 points ahead of Congress President Sonia Gandhi with 57 per cent and 49 points ahead of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is at 39 per cent.
The survey was conducted between February 21 and March 10 this year.
The think-tank said, Indians’ approval of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their satisfaction with both their country’s direction and the state of its economy have grown in recent years.
It said, three years into Mr Modi’s five-year tenure, the public’s love with current conditions in India is even more intense. According to the survey, nearly nine-in-ten Indians hold a favorable opinion of Mr Modi.
Pew said, the public’s positive assessment of Mr Modi is buoyed by growing contentment with the Indian economy with over eight-in-ten saying economic conditions are good.
The think-tank said, Mr Modi’s overwhelming popularity extends across India.
According to the survey, at least nine-in-ten Indians in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana and in the western states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh hold a favorable view of the Prime Minister.