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Monday’s trending topics

Updated post

Health careA 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that 35% of Americans think the U.S. Supreme Court should let the Affordable Care Act stand, 34% think it should be repealed, 21% think it should declare the part that requires Americans to buy health insurance unconstitutional, and 10% are unsure.

Update: A Suffolk University poll released Monday found that 34% think the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, 32% said it should be modified, and 23% said it should stand as is. 

EnvironmentThe 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