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Tuesday’s trending topics

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. 

EconomyEconomic 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

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that 35% of Americans think the U.S. Supreme Court should let the Affordable Care Act stand, 34% think it should be repealed, 21% think it should declare the part that requires Americans to buy health insurance unconstitutional, and 10% are unsure.

Update: A Suffolk University poll released Monday found that 34% think the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, 32% said it should be modified, and 23% said it should stand as is.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