INDIANS WANT NARENDRA MODI TO BE PM ?Posted: June 19, 2011
The Headline Twist !!
HT (Reported the survey) : Indians want Rahul as PM: Survey
LensOnViews (the website which carried out the survey) : Rahul Gandhi preferred over Manmohan, Modi over Rahul.
“However and Significantly”
HT : The survey, however, said that between Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, 53% opted for the chief minister of Gujarat.
LoV : Significantly, a majority of respondents interviewed all over the country (52%) chose Narendra Modi as the preferred PM candidate over Rahul Gandhi trailing at 40%.
Note the choice of words “However”and “significantly” used by the two websites , latter by those who did the survey !
On which section of people support whom ?
HT : The choice of Rahul Gandhi as prime minister received a much higher rating among Muslims, women, farmers and labourers – precisely the sections the Congress banks on heavily for votes.
HT deliberately forget to mention this about Modi which is there in LoV “Narendra Modi has a huge lead over Rahul Gandhi among upper castes, OBCs, college educated and urban voters. The ratings are: upper castes (Modi 65%, Rahul 28%); OBCs (Modi 53%, Rahul 39%); college educated (Modi 57%, Rahul 35%) and urban voters (Modi 57%, Rahul 34%). Modi has a tenuous lead of 3% among rural voters (Modi 48%, Rahul 45%)”
Now taking it into consideration these two factors .
1. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of voters want a change of government at the Centre.
2.a majority of respondents interviewed all over the country (52%) chose Narendra Modi as the preferred PM candidate over Rahul Gandhi trailing at 40%
Should not the Headline be ” INDIANS WANT NARENDRA MODI TO BE PM ” ?
PS: i wrote a letter to New Indian Express following thier article on the same poll on which they gave headline as “more-and-more-indians-want-rahul-as-pm-survey” and they have published my letter today !