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Posted on 01/08/2013 10:15:01 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Congress more popular than Kardashians, Lohan, gonorrhea
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News
White House Correspondent
Good news, Congress! Youre more popular than telemarketers, the deadly ebola virus, gonorrhea, the Kardashians, Lindsay Lohan, communism, disgraced Democratic former Sen. John Edwards, playground bullies and meth labs.
Bad news, Congress! Americans still have a higher opinion of head lice, colonoscopies, cockroaches, Nickelback, the NFL replacement refs, and Donald Trump.
Those are the findings of the latest they-have-way-too-much-fun-over-there survey by Public Policy Polling, which found that the legislative branchs approval rating is mired at 9 percent. A whopping 85 percent of respondents said they disapproved. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Public Policy Polling pitted Congress against a series of unpleasant things or unpopular people, and the results were not flattering for lawmakers. This will come as no surprise to some of the legislative branchs critics, including Republican Sen. John McCain, who has said that only blood relatives and paid staffers think Congress is doing a good job.
So: Higher opinion of root canals or Congress? Congress gets drilled, 56 to 32 percent. NFL replacement refs? Easy call: Congress loses 56 to 29 percent. Head lice? Congress loses 67 to 19 percent (head-scratcher: The 15 percent who said they werent sure). Nickelback? Congress gets rocked 39 to 32 percent. Colonoscopies? Up yours, Congress, 58 to 31 percent. Inside-the-Beltway pundits? The Sabbath gasbags and their ilk eke it out 37 to 34 percent. Donald Trump? Youre (barely) fired, Congress, 44 to 42 percent. And cockroaches scurry away with a 45 to 43 percent win.
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Let’s all Clap for Congress!
Nah, government is more like Herpes - the gift that keeps on giving.
And yet, since 1964 the congressional re-election rate has well exceeded 80%.
Sorta Agree. But I have more respect for telemarketers and playground bullies than I do for congress-critters.
“And cockroaches scurry away with a 45 to 43 percent win.”
I am surprised it is that close. Cockroaches are far more pleasant and less costly.
I'm sure there's a psychological term for the mindset, which results in the above statistic, in which people believe that "their" guy is one of the good ones and the OTHER guys are the douchebags.
I’m not sure I believe the part about gonorrhea.
I understand the Kardashians and Lohan.
But gonorrhea? It can be cured by one shot of ceftriaxone.
Try curing Congress that cheaply and easily.
Not really ... it was a 10-way tie.
The only reason cockroaches didn't win outright was because the NFL replacement refs ruled against the cockroaches' antennae crossing the finish line ahead of the head lice and Donald Trump.
See post 5.
Didn’t see that. Thanks.