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A new Kaiser Health Tracking poll finds 64% of the public think it's a "good thing" that the Republican replacement for Obamacare didn't pass — but they blame nearly everyone involved.

Here are the key findings from the poll, broken down along party lines:

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Data: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Here's why some view it as a "good thing":

  • 31% said they don't want Obamacare repealed
  • 29% supported the GOP's plan to repeal, but had issues with the AHCA replacement proposal

AHCA opponents spread the blame almost evenly:

  • 24% say Congressional Democrats are to blame for the bill not passing
  • 33% say Congressional Republicans are to blame
  • 28% blame Trump

Why it matters: As Republicans fumble to propose a successful ACA replacement, this study suggests they'll have to work harder to convince the many Americans who are already unhappy with their efforts. Furthermore, the study revealed that Democrats and 51% of Republicans think Trump and his administration should work to make the current health law successful.

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U.S. and NATO answer Putin in writing while bracing for Ukraine invasion

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty

The U.S. and NATO provided Russia with written proposals on Wednesday to advance a "diplomatic path forward," even as they warned that Russia could invade Ukraine within days.

Why it matters: This is a delicate diplomatic balancing act. The U.S. and NATO want to show they're serious about diplomacy but unwilling to compromise on "core principles" — all without providing Vladimir Putin with an additional pretext for escalation.

The political leanings of the Supreme Court justices

Data: Martin-Quinn scores; Chart: Axios Visuals

The Supreme Court will continue to have a solid conservative majority even with Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement.

How to read the chart: An analysis by political scientists Andrew Martin and Kevin Quinn, known as the Martin-Quinn Score, places judges on an ideological spectrum. A lower score indicates a more liberal justice, whereas a higher score indicates a more conservative justice.

The front-runners for Biden's Supreme Court pick

Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson (left) and Justice Leondra Kruger (right) Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images and Lonnie Tague, US Department of Justice

Two highly accomplished Black female judges — Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Leondra Kruger, a justice on the California Supreme Court — are seen as the early front-runners to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

The big picture: Jackson is a powerful federal judge with a record that progressives feel they can trust. Kruger was a highly regarded litigator and has carved out a reputation for working well with conservative judges.