A new opinion poll shows that while a majority is opposed to the public service pension levy, a substantial minority agree with it.

The tns/MRBI poll for tomorrow's Irish Times also found that a majority of voters think the Government's cutbacks are either about right, or are not severe enough.

Today, an Irish Times opinion poll showed that just 14% of voters are satisfied with the way the Government is doing its job, with 82% dissatisfied.

However, according to tomorrow's poll, opinion is more closely divided - while 47% think the public service pension levy is wrong, 41% agree with it.

Also, whereas 38% think the cutbacks are too tough, 31% think they are about right, and 20% think they are not tough enough.