NEW DELHI: The BJP on Thursday latched onto an international survey report to proclaim that the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued to rise. Party chief Amit Shah and other leaders shared the findings of the survey, conducted by US think tank Pew Research Centre, on social media to trumpet that Modi’s handling of several key issues had people’s endorsement.
PM @narendramodi's popularity rises unabated across the length & breadth of the country and across demographic groups. His handling of various issues also receive a thumbs up from people. pic.twitter.com/u5qFUmhmJF
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 16, 2017
“PM Modi’s popularity rises unabated across the length and breadth of the country and across the demographic groups. His handling of various issues also received thumbs-up from the people,” Shah tweeted, while sharing a chart of the findings of Global Attitude Survey, 2017. The survey was apparently conducted in February-March with a sample size of 2,464.
Shah quoted the research to note that Modi’s popularity had gone up by seven per cent since 2016 to touch 88 per cent in 2017. The research stated that the popularity of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had gone down by five per cent to 58 per cent.
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad also shared the findings of the research to assert that the PM’s popularity was unabated.
The BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya tweeted that the research had given the party 84 per cent popular approval.
The researchers noted that majority of the respondents had a favourable opinion of the PM and were satisfied with the current state of the economy.