Uddhav Thackeray and Shivraj Singh Chauhan most popular in 13 state CM approval ratings.

Capt Amarinder Singh is the worst-performing CM


The performance of a chief minister is the most important indicator for any party’s fortunes in coming elections. Therefore, it is important to keep asking people what they think about their chief minister. How do they rate his performance?

Prashnam decided to ask this question to 17,576 residents of the 13 states that account for nearly 67 per cent of India’s population — Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

A simple score of net disproval rating (NDR) is calculated as ‘Bad’ plus ‘OK (but won’t vote)’ minus ‘Good’. Higher the NDR, the more disliked is the CM while a lower NDR means a more popular CM.

Based on this, Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh) are found to be the most popular chief ministers.

While BJP chief ministers in Uttarakhand and Capt. Amarinder Singh (Punjab) are found to be the most unpopular chief ministers.

For Uttarakhand, the question was tweaked and asked for all the chief ministers of the present BJP government.

Read the full report in The Print here

The raw response data is available here.