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HS poll: President Niinistö's approval rate hits 92%

The figure, an all-time high, is five percentage points more than a similar survey in December.

President Sauli Niinistö. Image: Sara Aaltio / Yle

The vast majority of people in Finland approve of President Sauli Niinistö's job performance, according to a poll from newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

A full 92 percent of respondents said the president has done his job successfully.

The figure, an all-time high, is five percentage points more than a similar survey in December.

Meeting with US lawmakers

On Thursday, President Niinistö met with visiting US Senators and Members of Congress, including Republican Senators Roger F. Wicker and John Cornyn.

Among other topics, the group discussed US support for Finland as it joins Nato as well as Russia's attack on Ukraine, according to a statment from the president's office.

The US delegation also included US Congress members Joe Wilson, Robert Aderholt, John Garamendi, Richard Hudson, Ruben Gallego and August Pfluger.