With a 78% Rating, PM Modi Again Tops the List of “Global Leader Approval,” Surpassing US President Biden and UK’s Sunak
According to a report published by American research company Morning Consult, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yet again dominated the list of “Global Leader Approval” with the best score of 78%, beating out other leaders including Joe Biden, the US President, Rishi Sunak, UK Prime Minister, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Justin Trudeau, the Canada Prime Minister, among others.
The “Global Leader Approval” List
The list, which included leaders from 22 nations, showed that PM Modi had the largest majority, accompanied by the presidents of Mexico (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 68%), Switzerland (Alain Berset, 62%), Australia (Anthony Albanese, 58%), Italy (Giorgia Meloni, 52%), and Brazil (Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 50%).
Joe Biden, the US Vice President, and Justin Trudeau, the Head Of the state of Canada, each had a 40% favorability rating, compared to Leo Varadkar, the Prime Minister of Ireland, who had a 37% rating, Alexander De Croo, the Prime Minister of Belgium, who had a 34% rating, Pedro Sánchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, who had a 36% rating, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland, who had a 32% rating
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak received 30%, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer received 30%, Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister received 29%, Emmanuel Macron, French President received 29%, and Petr Fiala, Czech Prime Minister received 27%.
Yoon Seok-You, the ruler of South Korea, came in second last on the ranking with a 23% global leader approval rating, followed by Fumio Kishida, the prime minister of Japan, and Jonas Gahr Store, the prime minister of Norway, both with a 21 percent rating.
Last year, PM Modi was ranked first on the list with a 72% favorability rating in the survey from February 2022. For his “not period of war” comments made during his talk with Vladimir Putin, the Russian President over the situation in Ukraine last year, Modi received plaudits from world leaders, particularly at the United Nations General Assembly. The fact that India formally assumed the chairmanship of the powerful G20 during the Bali G20 Summit also probably contributed to PM Modi’s excellent approval ratings.
The most recent global leader approval ratings are based on information gathered between January 26 and January 31, 2023. Based on the official website, acceptance ratings are calculated on a seven-day rolling average of adult citizens in each nation, with various sample sizes.