Satisfaction with the Government has jumped by 5%, according to a new opinion poll.

The Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes Poll puts the Government's satisfaction rating at 46%.

The poll was taken between 31 May and 12 June in the aftermath of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

There is little change in the state of the parties with only slight increases in support for Fine Gael which is up one point to 31% and Fianna Fáil which is also up one point to 24%.

Sinn Féin is unchanged on 24%, Labour remains on 4%, while the Greens and Solidarity/People Before Profit are also unchanged on 2%.

The Social Democrats are on 1%, while independents dropped one point to 9%, and the Independent Alliance is unchanged on 3%.

Leo Varadkar remains the most popular party leader increasing his support by two points to 55%, followed by Mary Lou McDonald who remains unchanged on 52%, Michéal Martin is up two points to 49% while the Labour leader Brendan Howlin has seen his rating fall by two points to 43%.

The poll was carried out with a representative sample of 930 voters, and the margin of error is 3.3%.