The Modi government continues to enjoy a high degree of support and faith across age groups, gender and socio-economic strata among the metropolitan middle class.
In a TOI survey conducted in 8 biggest cities, 28% of those polled felt the government had done a very good job so far and another 47% felt its performance was good, the two approval figures adding up to three-quarters of respondents. As against this a mere 4% said the government had performed poorly, while the remaining 21% viewed it as so-so.
On the issue of black money, where the opposition might feel it had the BJP in a tight spot with accusations of a flip-flop, 42% said the government had kept its promise and another 32% said it had made a good beginning.
The survey polled a little over 1,200 men and women aged 18 and above. The purposive sample was divided equally between men and women and between the cities. The age groups 18-29, 30-45 and 45-plus were equally represented in the sample as were socio-economic groups SEC A1, A2, B1 and B2. The fieldwork, in the form of face-to-face interviews, was done on December 27 and 28.