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President Trump's idea of withholding Affordable Care Act insurer payments to get Democrats to negotiate on health care isn't going over well with the public. A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that six out of 10 Americans don't want Trump to use negotiating tactics on the ACA repeal and replacement plan that could disrupt the markets. Just 36 percent think it's a good idea.

Between the lines: But look at how public opinion breaks down by party. Most Republicans are fine with the Trump strategy. They're just out of step with Democrats and independents.

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Data: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted April 17-23, 2017); Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

Yes, but: That doesn't mean the public wants Republicans to stop working on a repeal and replacement plan: 51 percent want them to keep working on it, while just 43 percent want them to move on. It's a pretty sharp contrast to yesterday's ABC News/Washington Post poll, which found that just 37 percent want the law to be repealed and replaced. (The Kaiser poll did find that the Americans are warming up to the ACA a bit: 48 percent have favorable views, 41 percent unfavorable.)

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

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This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

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  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.
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Episode 3: Descent into madness ... Trump: "Sometimes you need a little crazy"

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Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 3: The conspiracy goes too far. Trump's outside lawyers plot to seize voting machines and spin theories about communists, spies and computer software.

President Trump was sitting in the Oval Office one day in late November when a call came in from lawyer Sidney Powell. "Ugh, Sidney," he told the staff in the room before he picked up. "She's getting a little crazy, isn't she? She's really gotta tone it down. No one believes this stuff. It's just too much."