1. SHOWDOWN

    Poll: Most Americans Oppose Obamacare

    Supporters of the Tea Party movement demonstrate outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2010 against the healthcare bill which is expected to be voted on March 21. US President Barack Obama looked to energize his Democratic allies with an in-person appeal for his historic health care overhaul on the eve of a cliffhanger vote on the sweeping legislation.       AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Sunday showed that a majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s health-care law—although they support most of its provisions. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the law sometime this week. Although strong majorities support individual parts of the law, 61 percent of people are against the “individual mandate,” which forces Americans to purchase medical insurance. Overall, 56 percent of people are against the health-care law, and 44 people are in favor of it. Meanwhile, a majority of 56 former Supreme Court clerks said earlier this week that they believe the court will shoot down the law.

    Read it at Reuters