New Delhi. With his G20 success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained his position at the top of the latest approval list of world leaders. After him, Swiss President Alain Berset is in second place with 64 percent approval and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in third place.
According to the latest approval rating released in June, there is no change in US President Joe Biden’s recent ranking and he retained the seventh position with an approval rating of 40 percent, while British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak moved from the twelfth position with an approval rating of 27 percent fell off. Reached 15th place.
However, Prime Minister Modi’s latest approval rating of 76 percent has fallen by two percentage points. “Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker” was released on September 14 by decision intelligence firm Morning Consult. In February, the company also placed PM Modi at the top of its approval rating with a score of 78 percent. Since then, his approval rating has fallen by two percentage points.
According to Morning Consult, the latest approval ratings are based on data collected from September 6th to 12th. Ratings are based on a seven-day average of adult residents in each country with different sample sizes. The major G20 leaders’ summit in New Delhi – which was praised by most leaders of the participating member states – took place on September 9th and 10th. The list includes rankings of leaders from 22 countries, most of which are G20 members.
According to the list, Australian Anthony Albanese came fifth with an approval rating of 48 percent, while Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni came sixth with an approval rating of 42 percent. Apart from Prime Minister Modi, who belongs to the right-wing BJP, Meloni is the only other global leader in the top 10 whose party, the Brothers of Italy, ranges from the right to the far right in politics. The political position of the party of the Irish Prime Minister or Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is center-right. The remaining frontrunners—Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, the United States, Spain, and Canada—belong to parties ranging from center-left to left-leaning or following social liberalism (the United States Democratic Party).
According to approval ratings released in February, Burset improved to second place and its approval rating rose to 64 percent. The president of the Swiss Federation relegated Obrador to third place, receiving an approval rating of 61 percent. However, the Mexican president’s score has fallen by seven percentage points since February.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is in fifth place with 48 percent. In February, he was in fourth place with a rating of 58 percent. Meloni remained in sixth place, but his rating fell 10 percent to 42 percent from 52 percent in February. Brazilian Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who took over the leadership of the G20 from Prime Minister Modi last week, has improved his position to fourth from sixth in February, but his rating has risen from 45 percent to 49 percent.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was snubbed by India at the G20 summit, was ranked 10th but was eighth in February. His approval rating also fell from 58 percent to 37 percent. Instead of Trudeau, Spanish President Pedro Sanchez remained in eighth place with a rating of 39 percent. He was in 10th place in February with 36 percent. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar retained his ninth place with an approval rating of 38 percent, improving on his 37 percent in February.