The G7 Summit in Japan has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerge as the most popular leader. He has an approval rating of 78%. According to a survey conducted in 22 countries, only four leaders have an approval rating of over 50%. These leaders include Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President Alain Berset of Switzerland, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico, and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia.
In recent days, American firm Morning Consult conducted a survey in 22 countries. The survey revealed that there is a higher number of unpopular leaders at the G7 Summit this time. It claimed that leaders of countries like the United States, Japan, France, and the United Kingdom are facing the wrath of their own people. This is the reason why they are unpopular and have lower approval ratings.
People showing dissatisfaction
US President Biden and his counterparts from the major industrial powers are experiencing a democratic era of discontent. Voters are continuously showing dissatisfaction with their elected presidents and prime ministers. They seem to be embroiled in controversies for various reasons. For example, Macron is facing opposition due to plans to raise the retirement age. The image of each leader is becoming blurred due to different reasons.
|Country||Leader||Approval Rating %|
|India||Prime Minister Narendra Modi||78|
|Switzerland||President Alain Berset||62|
|Mexico||President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador||62|
|Australia||Prime Minister Anthony Albanese||53|
|Italy||Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni||49|
|United States||President Joe Biden||42|
|Canada||Prime Minister Justin Trudeau||39|
|Germany||Chancellor Olaf Scholz||34|
|United Kingdom||Prime Minister Rishi Sunak||33|
|Japan||Prime Minister Fumio Kishida||31|
|France||President Emmanuel Macron||25|
Note: Approval ratings are based on the survey conducted by Morning Consult.
(Source: The Times of India)