The state governments and chief ministers have scored very well on the performance rating. The common voter believes that the financial condition of their families has deteriorated since the elections were held in 2021. In Assam, around 51 per cent of the respondents said that the expenditure of the family has increased, while the income has actually decreased. Another 19 per cent believed that the family income remained stable, but the expenditure increased. The story is not much different in other states, where elections were held in 2021. In neighboring Assam in West Bengal, 46.5 per cent of the respondents said that family income has come down in the past year, while expenditure has gone up. Another 31.5 per cent claimed that family income remained stable, while spending increased.
What the voters of the south say
Voters in the South shared similar sentiments. In Kerala, 39 per cent of the respondents said that their personal income has decreased while family expenses have increased, while 34 per cent of the respondents claimed that the income remained stable, while the expenditure increased. In Tamil Nadu, 39 per cent of the respondents said spending has gone up, while personal income has gone down. Another 35 percent said that personal income remained stagnant, while family spending had increased.