Voters are split about whether there should be an immediate General Election and less than one in five of those believe the €3bn in savings in the budget should be centred around tax hikes.
Part Two of this Millward Brown/Lansdowne poll for TV3 focuses on the Budget and the appetite for an election. A total of 1,000 voters nationwide were questioned on Tuesday and Wednesday for the poll.
Some 49% want an election now, but 47% do not, while 56% of those polled believe the €3bn being sought by the Government in the next Budget should be from cuts in public spending
Just 17% believe it should come from tax hikes, while 18% believe it should be a mixture of both.
In terms of party support, compared to the last Millward Brown Lansdowne poll in February, support for Fianna Fáil is down 5% to 22%; Fine Gael is down 4% to 30%; Labour up 16% to 35%.
The Green Party is unchanged at 2%; Sinn Féin down 4% to 4%, and Independents and others are down 2% to 8%.
Contributors were also asked which political leaders should take part in a TV debate. Just 7% believe it should be a two-way contest between Brian Cowen and Enda Kenny.
Some 34% say Eamon Gilmore should also be included, with the majority - 56% - in favour of a five-way debate including John Gormley and Gerry Adams.