A lot is being said about the BJP, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the return of the Congress in Karnataka. Is the Modi wave weakening in the states? Has Rahul Gandhi’s stature increased rapidly? Lokniti-CSDS and NDTV have tried to find answers to many such questions through the survey.
According to the public opinion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the most popular leader of India even today. Along with this, he is also the first choice of the people for the biggest post of the country.
PM Modi’s tenure is completing 9 years and in such a situation, an attempt was made to gauge the mood of the public through the survey.
Next year in 2024 there are Lok Sabha elections. This survey has been conducted between May 10 and 19 in 19 states just after the Karnataka elections.
Even after the humiliating defeat in Karnataka, this survey has brought good news for the BJP.
The results of the survey are telling that no one has been able to shake the popularity of PM Modi and the vote share of the party is intact with him.
About 43 per cent of the people surveyed said that the BJP-led NDA should get a third term as well, while 38 per cent were against it. 40 per cent said they would vote for the BJP if elections are held today. 29 percent people said to vote for the Congress.
According to the survey BJP had 37 per cent vote share in 2019 which will increase to 39 per cent in 2023. Congress increased from 19 percent to 29 percent. The special thing is that 43 percent of the people involved in the survey said that if elections are held today, then Narendra Modi would be their first choice for the PM post.
Yes, Rahul Gandhi can compete at number two. 27 percent people told Rahul as their first choice as the Prime Minister.
Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal are far behind with both 4 per cent votes. 3 percent people were seen standing in favor of Akhilesh Yadav and 1 percent in support of Nitish Kumar.
Most of the people (25 percent) who support PM Modi are convinced of his speech style. 20 per cent for development, 13 per cent for hard work, 13 per cent for charisma and 11 per cent like Modi because of policies.
When people were asked who can challenge PM Modi in 2024? In response, 34 per cent people took the name of Rahul Gandhi while 11 per cent took the name of Arvind Kejriwal. 5 percent people took the name of Akhilesh, 4 percent Mamta.
26 per cent people said that they have always liked Rahul while 15 per cent people said that they started liking Rahul after the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
16 per cent people said that they do not like the Congress leader.
On the other hand, 55 percent people are satisfied with the functioning of the government on many fronts.
About 38 percent people said that they are satisfied with the work of the central government to some extent. 21 percent people said that they are not at all satisfied with the government.
Apart from this, in response to the next question, 37 percent people said that agencies like ED and CBI are working under the law while 32 percent people said that they are being used for political vendetta.
Lokniti-CSDS has conducted this survey among 7202 people in 71 Lok Sabha constituencies.