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Turkish President named as world’s popular Muslim leader: Gallup survey

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been named as the most popular Muslim leader in the world.
According to an annual popularity index of world political leaders released by Gallup International in collaboration with Gallup Pakistan, the Turkish President is also included among the top five most favoured political leaders in the world.
Erdogan takes the top popularity spot among Muslim leaders in the world with 30%, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman comes in second at 25% and President Rouhani of Iran finishes at number three with a 21% rating. 
Angela Merkel of Germany leads the ratings with 46% followed by Macron of France at 40%, Putin at 36%, Trump at 31% and Erdogan at 30% (tied for the fifth spot with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson). These have emerged as the top five global leaders in the world by popularity. 
The Gallup International End of Year Survey (EoY), an annual tradition initiated by and designed under the chairmanship of Dr. George Gallup in 1977 is conducted every year since then. This year, it was carried out in 50 countries around the world. A total of 50261 persons were interviewed globally.

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