conclusion of a ET-TNS survey Economic Times most
recent survey of salaried persons in seven major
cities, considered a traditional support base of the
The government’s overall approval ratings are
still running high almost two years after the Modi-led
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power at the
head of a robust majority, according to the findings
of an ET-TNS survey.
That’s despite getting caught up in various
controversies and the failure to make progress on
key elements of its reform agenda.
Here are the key findings of the survey.
At least 86 per cent are satisfied with economic
performance, two thirds say there are enough jobs
(Figures in per centage)
The government has an overall approval rating of
86 per cent on economic performance, while 62 per
cent say that it has delivered on job creation and
58 per cent expect the future to be better.
words, the general
public still believe that:
aaney wala hain’
In other words, they still believe that ‘achhe
din aaney wala hain’.
Perhaps the finding that reveals the most about
those surveyed is their response to questions about
the controversy over nationalism and sedition as
exemplified by the Jawaharlal Nehru University
Half of them (46 per cent) believe that the
controversy is the Congress’ fault and more of them
(52 per cent) hold the view that the government has
taken the right action in the matter.
One key finding: Modi is vastly more popular than
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.
On a scale of one to 10, Modi gets a score of
7.68 against a lowly 3.61 for Gandhi.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley does better than
him at 5.86.
As much as 41 per cent of those surveyed gave the
PM a rating of 9 or 10.