Looks like Congress will be wandering the school cafeteria holding a tray unable to find a welcoming table to join. It's less popular than cockroaches, traffic jams, and even root canals, a new poll finds.
Congress has had low approval ratings over the last year, so it was no surprise that the poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling, a firm that was lauded for its 2012 election predictions, showed its favorability rating at 9 percent. But the poll went even further to illustrate the unpopularity of our legislative branch by comparing it to some pretty unlovable stuff.
When the North Carolina-based firm surveyed 830 voters from Jan. 3-6 by automated phone calls, they found people had a higher opinion of such things as: cockroaches, head lice, Brussels sprouts, NFL replacement refs, colonoscopies, root canals, and traffic jams.
The news wasn't all bad for Congress. It was able to eke out a victory over troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, playground bullies, telemarketers, Gonorrhea, Ebola, Communism, North Korea, and meth labs.
Via Public Policy Polling