Congress is known for egotism, obstruction, selfishness and general malaise, so it’s no surprise that their approval rating is very low. But now, thanks to the fine folks at Public Polling Policy, we can finally put into words exactly how low. From mlive.com:
The results, released today, indicate Congress is less popular than: Telemarketers, root canals, NFL replacement refs, lice, Nickelback, colonoscopies, political pundits, carnies, traffic jams, cockroaches, Donald Trump, France, Genghis Khan, used car salesmen and brussel sprouts.
But our elected officials can take solace (and design re-election bumper stickers!) around that fact that Congress is more popular than: John Edwards, the Kardashians, lobbyists, North Korea, ebola, Lindsey Lohan, Fidel Castro, playground bullies, meth labs, communism and gonorrhea.
"We all know Congress is unpopular," Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, said in a release. "But the fact that voters like it even less than cockroaches, lice, and Genghis Khan really shows how far its esteem has fallen with the American public over the last few weeks."
I’m not surprised that Nickelback beat out Congress. At least Nickelback is trying. What I’d like to know is, how did they lose to lice? That implies that somebody feels positively about lice. “You know, I’ve always wanted to shave my head, I just needed the motivation! Thanks, lice!!”