The poll question was: 'How would you rate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first Independence Day speech from Red Fort?' And there were five options: excellent, good, average, bad and poor.
The response to the survey, which was published around 9:00am on Friday, was overwhelming. Till 3:15pm, as many as 3,269 respondents cast their votes. A whopping 78.77% of the respondents (altogether 2,575 ) said Modi's speech was excellent, clearly impressed with the Prime Minister's vision for a new India and his focus on women's welfare at a time when a series of sex crimes has shocked the nation.
Altogether 418 respondents (12.78%) said the speech, which proposed the scrapping of the once-powerful Planning Commission, was good. The poll results were yet another testimony to the faith India has in Modi, who earned a landslide victory in the 2014 general elections. More than 90% of the respondents were of the opinion that Modi's extempore speech fell within the bracket of good and excellent. Of the 3,269 respondents, 148 (4.5%) found the address average. Just 23 respondents (0.7%) opted for the 'bad' option. Also, 105 (3.21%) of the 3,269 respondents found Modi's speech poor.