A survey by a US based agency declared Prime Minister Modi as the most popular global leader

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the highest popular leader in the world, says Morning Consult, a US-based data firm, which carries out surveys and researches globally.

According to the data firm, the net approval for Prime Minister Modi is 55 per cent, the highest in the world.

Prime Minister Modi being the only global leader whose rating remained on top amid the coronavirus situation, may surprise those who have been saying that the Prime Minister has failed to do a good job during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 75 percent of people approved of Modi while 20 per cent disapprove, making his net approval rating at 55. A similar figure for German Chancellor Angela Merkel is 24 percent while it is in the negative for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. While Donald Trump fell down to the ninth position.

The US-based survey would come out with real-time insight into the shifting political dynamics across the globe. The research firm is currently tracking the approval rating for government leaders in 13 countries Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, The United Kingdom, The United States.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison have witnessed a rise in their popularity As of December 22, the Mexican President scored 29, just ahead of the Australian PM who could score 27.

US President Donald Trump received minus 15 rating points, while French President Emmanuel Macron is standing at last place with minus 25 rating points. This clearly shows that he failed to get the support from French people.

Prime Minister Modi's political stature is the highest among the global leadership, as no other leader could even get close to him. His commitment to tackling the crisis situation was clearly stated on Thursday while laying the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rajkot through video conferencing.

"I used to say 'jab tak davai nahi dhilai nahi' but now our mantra for 2021 should be: Davai bhi, kadaai bhi (yes to medicine and yes to caution)," he said, adding that "the preparations are in the last stages for the vaccination programme against COVID-19 in the country. People will be given doses of vaccines manufactured in India."

"We are working on mission mode to improve medical education in India. After the formation of the National Medical Commission, the quality and quantity of health education will improve," PM Modi added.