If this poll is to be regarded as a score card on the budget and the handling of the current crisis so far, then the result is positive for the Government.

Current Government satisfaction now stands at 42% of the population satisfied with its performance (a significant six percentage points increase on our September poll). Note this poll was conducted post the budget. About half (51%) are dissatisfied with the current Government (down six percentage points). Satisfaction levels with the Government remain higher amongst older (55+) voters.

Read more of the Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Poll for October 2022