Narendra Modi Maintains Lead in Final Stretch of TIME Person of the Year Poll

Source: Time

By Katie Reilly

With just over two days of voting remaining, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintains his lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll, earning 18% of all “yes” votes as of Friday.

Those who come closest to Modi’s lead are U.S. President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange—each of whom have earned 7% of all “yes” votes.

Since 1927, TIME has selected the most influential person of the year, identifying the person or group of people who have had the largest impact—positive or negative—on the world during that year. Though the editors make the ultimate decision as to who has earned the title each year, the reader poll provides insight into how the world perceives influence. For this year’s poll, TIME editors—in partnership with Opentopic and IBM’s Watson—were also able to access information about how candidates made their mark on the Internet, which was available while deciding who would be included on the poll.

Current poll results, as analyzed by poll host Apester, show that voter preferences differ not only across the world, but also between U.S. states.

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