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70% Indians want Modi back as PM in 2019, over 50% want liquor ban: Poll

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New Delhi: Seventy per cent of Indians — mostly young — wish to re-elect Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in 2019, an online poll said on Friday. However, women’s support for the re-election of the government was marginally lower at 64 per cent.

The poll was conducted by news app Inshorts in collaboration with marketing agency Ipsos. It said that out of the 63,141 users who responded to the question on bringing Narendra Modi to power again, 70 per cent voted yes, 17 per cent voted no and 13 per cent were undecided. The poll was conducted on the app.

Compared to other categories, support for the government is marginally lower among females with 64 per cent respondents voting yes, 18 per cent voting no and 18 per cent remaining undecided, according to the second edition of “Youth of the Nation Poll”.

In the survey, conducted between July 25 and August 7, 80 per cent of the respondents were aged below 35.

“We are delighted to validate the survey methodology and execution by providing an insight into what is young urban India’s outlook on governance, politics, business, career and technology, objectively,” said Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-Founder of Inshorts.

In the poll, more than half (57 per cent) of the respondents were in favour of a liquor ban in certain states.

When asked if student politics should be banned in college campuses, 61 per cent respondents voted yes, 32 per cent said no and seven per cent voted “cannot say”.

Among students, 54 per cent voted yes, 37 per cent voted no and nine per cent said they were undecided.

On the rise in atrocities against Dalits and minorities in the last two years, 33 per cent said it was true, 46 per cent voted no and 21 per cent were undecided.

Among women respondents, 38 per cent said Dalits and minorities were getting a raw deal while 35 per cent voted no and 27 per cent went for “cannot say”.

According to Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India, the way youth perceive national issues across different domains was insightful.

“After all, these are all educated, tech-savvy youngsters with a point of view. And their voice counts,” Adarkar said.

Forty nine per cent respondents approved of the government’s handling of protests in Kashmir after the death of Burhan Wani while 24 per cent disapproved of it.

—IANS

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