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Ten World Leaders’ Approval at Home, Biden in the Middle at 42%

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The most common value for the approval of ten world leaders recently tested by Morning Consult was 42 percent (mode). President Joe Biden’s approval – 42 percent. The two most popular leaders listed in the poll were Prime Minister Narendra Modi (77%) of India and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (68%) of Mexico.

The two lowest approvals are registered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson (33%) of the UK and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez  (34%) of Spain. Biden, in the 40-percent range, is joined by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (45%) of Germany, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (43%) of Japan, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (42%) of Australia and President Jair Bolsonaro (41%) of Brazil.

Global Leadership

Governing democracies with more than 42 percent is difficult. Two European populist-nationalists were reelected this week, in Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (parliamentary election) and President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia.