Kumaraswamy faces crisis of popularity

Within four months of forming critical JDS-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, Chief Minsiter HD Kumaraswamy is facing crisis of popularity. As many as 35 per cent of respondents interviewed by the India Today – Axis-My-India survey, expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling combination. This weekly survey was conducted as part of its Political Stock Exchange (PSE) initiative.

The survey found that while some 28 per cent rated it average, only 23 per cent says good, giving their approval for the coalition. The survey was conducted with a sample size of 11,480.

As high as 55 per cent of PSE respondents in Karnataka preferred Narendra Modi as the next prime minister. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is behind him for this country’s top political post with 42 per cent votes.

The major concerns people expressed during survey drinking water and sanitation, followed by agricultural problems and price rise. It may be recalled, only four months ago, in assembly elections in May this year, the BJP secured 104 of the 224 seats, the Congress 80 and the JDS 37.

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