But voters split over whether the plans are right
Ipsos-MORI has got the first post-CSR poll out and finds both good and bad news for the coalition.
While overall there is acceptance that cuts are needed the public is evenly split on whether the government has made the right decisions.
A total of 41% think it has made the right decisions and 38% the wrong decisions.
Those who voted Conservative at the general election are most likely to think the government has made the right decisions (67%), while Labour voters are least likely to agree (21%). Over two in five people who voted Liberal Democrat in the May general election agree with the governmentâ€™s overall spending decisions (44%).
There’s also a worry on timing. Two-thirds of the public would prefer that spending is cut more slowly to reduce the impact on public services (68%) than think it is important to cut spending quickly (27%).