Modi gets much higher rating in Tripura
By Our Correspondent, 03/11/2018, Agartala

Except the South, the rest of India prefers Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Congress president Rahul Gandhi as the country's next PM, according to the nationwide findings of the Political Stock Exchange (PSE).The PSE, India's first-ever weekly tracker of the country's political pulse, found that as high 46 per cent of the respondents support Modi for a second term compared to 32 per cent backing Gandhi.

Another 22 per cent ticked the "don't-know" box.The India Today-Axis-My-India survey was conducted via telephonic interviews across 540 parliamentary constituencies between August 25 and October 31, with a sample size of 2,16,235.Remember, the BJP and allies govern Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat,

Rajasthan, Assam, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim. Together, they make up 318 Lok Sabha constituencies.Another 214 seats come from eleven non-BJP regions of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala, Telangana,

Punjab, Delhi, Mizoram and Puducherry.Fifty-one per cent voters in the NDA-ruled states want Modi as the next prime minister compared to 29 per cent seeking Gandhi for that role, the PSE showed. In the non-BJP states, 40 per cent support the PM and 34 per cent the Congress president, according to the survey.