Afghanistan — Americans are ready to get troops out, according to a CBS/New York Times poll. The survey found that more than two-thirds of those polled — 69 percent — thought that the United States should not be at war in Afghanistan.
Nuclear power — Gallup finds that 57% of Americans favor using nuclear energy as a source for electricity, and, thankfully, the same percentage thinks it is safe.
Economy — Economic confidence is now by one point at the highest weekly level Gallup has recorded since it started daily tracking of confidence in January 2008.
Presidential politics — If the election were held today, a McClatchy-Marist Poll finds it Obama 46%, Romney 44%. A Suffolk University Poll finds it Obama 47%, Romney 37%.
Health care — The Pew Research Center pulls together several recent polls pertaining to the Affordable Care Act. Conclusion: They all pretty much say that Americans are divided on the benefits.
– John Robinson
Health care — A CBS News/New York Times poll shows 47 percent of Americans disapprove of the president’s Affordable Care Act, including 30 percent who strongly disapprove. In the poll, conducted March 21-25, only 36 percent of those questioned said they support the law either somewhat or strongly.
While we’re at it, a McClatchy-Marist Poll reported that 35% of Americans think the U.S. Supreme Court should let the Affordable Care Act stand, 34% think it should be repealed, 21% think it should declare the part that requires Americans to buy health insurance unconstitutional, and 10% are unsure.
Update: A Suffolk University poll released Monday found that 34% think the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, 32% said it should be modified, and 23% said it should stand as is.
Environment — The majority of Americans, 56%, say President Barack Obama is doing a good job of protecting the nation’s environment, while less than half say the same about his handling of national energy policy (42%) or his success in making America prosperous (43%).
– John Robinson