Bellwether state of Uttar Pradesh prefer Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second term, but not down south in Tamil Nadu, where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi surges ahead in popularity. Rahul Gandhi is the choice of 28 per cent respondents in the latest PSE poll, up from 22 per cent five months ago. Twenty-four per cent disagreed, saying it has deteriorated. Thirty-two per cent found no change on the employment front.
LAW-AND-ORDER IN UP
Forty-three per cent of the PSE respondents rated the state's law and order as having improved. Another 22 per cent said it has worsened.
FARM ECONOMY IN UP
Thirty-two per cent vouched for betterment in farmers' financial situation over the past five years while 28 per cent found no change in it. Twenty-two per cent said the state's farmers are worse than before.