PM Modi ranked third most popular in international survey, leaves Jinping, Putin, Theresa May behind
The outreach to the women wing of the party is aimed at expanding the campaign to the women voters in the state, who constitute almost half the voters in the polls. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked third among the top leaders of the world in the Gallup International Association (GIA) and CVoter International collaborative survey, leaving behind China's Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The survey, conducted across 50 nations, ranked Modi at number three just behind French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Markel who topped the survey.
GIA Global polls - Top 10 (Others)
Around 53,769 persons were interviewed globally with each country having a representative sample of around 1,000 men and women who were interviewed either face-to-face, or via phone, or through online mediums.
The survey began in October and respondents' results were completed by December 2017.
This is the highest rank any Indian Prime Minister has ever achieved in the GIA Global pools. Modi was ranked fifth in the 2015 polls with a Nett score (negative rating subtracted from positive rating) of four which doubled this year with eight.
Prime Minister Modi will be on a two-day visit to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting between January 22 and 23.