Most Icelanders are satisfied with the job President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has been doing, with a spike in support coinciding with a recent visit from Swedish royalty.
According to a new poll from Market and Media Research, 55.9% of respondents said they were happy with the president’s performance, up from 49% one month previous. At the same time, the percentage of those dissatisfied with the president decreased from 26.6% to 23.6%. Those with no opinion on the president also decreased, from 24.4% to 21.6%.
MMR also points out that during the period of time that the poll was conducted – from June 18 to 23 – the president had received a visit from Swedish royals Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and also gave them a small tour of the country.