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Jan 23, 2014 at 11:52pm IST

UPA, PM ratings see a big drop, 50 per cent Indians unhappy with them

New Delhi: It is bad news for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government everywhere. According to Lokniti-IBN National Tracker poll, the dissatisfaction with the UPA government has touched an all-time high with 50 per cent of respondents expressing their unhappiness over its performance.

An overall 34 per cent of respondents have answered that they are completely dissatisfied with the UPA and 16 per cent have answered that they are somewhat dissatisfied.

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Net satisfaction (satisfaction minus dissatisfaction) with UPA government is still in the negative and drops sharply since July 2013; among the Dalits, it has gone from positive to negative in last six months; the only two communities where net satisfaction with the UPA government is positive are tribals and Muslims.

Price rise hits UPA hard

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Price rise, lack of governance and poor developmental work are the main reasons for people's dissatisfaction with the UPA. A total of 54 per cent respondents have cited these three as the main reasons.

The satisfaction with the UPA government's performance is highest in Assam (44 per cent) and Chhattisgarh (44 per cent) and lowest in Bihar (17 per cent).

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While 20 per cent respondents have answered that India's image in the world has become better, 33 per cent feel that it has remained the same and 17 per cent feel that it has gone down under the UPA.

UPA government's flagship programme, the MNREGA, seems to be working best in rural areas of Central India and worst in West India. But the satisfaction with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's performance has declined further.

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