Months before elections, Narendra Modi emerges as the most likely face for the top post

A recent poll conducted by the Times of India, suggested that with just a couple of months to go for the general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi still remains favourite choice for the too post. Out of 2 lakh participants, 83% said a Modi led NDA government is the most likely possibility.

The poll also indicates that the Prime Minister’s personal popularity remains high. With the official announcement of the general election days away, 84% of respondents said that they would prefer Narendra Modi as PM candidate if Lok Sabha polls were held today.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is a distant second as the most-preferred choice for PM among online voters, with 8.33% voting for him, followed by 1.44% for Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, 0.43% for BSP supremo Mayawati and 5.9% predicting another political leader as the next PM.

However, when asked if they considered Rahul Gandhi more popular today compared to 2014, as many as 31% responded in the affirmative, while 63% felt the opposite.