New Delhi, Jun 19 : A so-called "Mood of the Nation" survey done a news website LensOnNews.com has said that as many as 46 per cent of people believe Rahul Gandhi will make a better prime minister than Manmohan Singh.
The survey says, 61 percent of voters want a change of government at the Centre.
Only 34 per cent of those polled back the Manmohan Singh-led government to continue in office, it said."Rahul Gandhi is clearly preferred over Manmohan Singh for the position of prime minister," says the survey.
The LensPoll was carried out among a representative sample of about 3,800 voters across India, in 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in 14 states.The poll was conducted between June 12 and 16. The findings carry a margin of error of four percent.
The survey, however, said that between Rahul Gandhi and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, 53 per cent opted for the latter.The survey said that disenchantment against the UPA government was significantly higher in urban areas, particularly among the college educated and upper castes.
It is ironical that these are the very same sections that rooted heavily for the Congress in 2009. Under the present regime, the Congress seems to have lost the goodwill of the informed public, the survey says.
The choice of Rahul Gandhi as prime minister received a much higher rating among Muslims, women, farmers and labourers, the survey said.