Congress, Cockroaches or the Kardashians: Which Is Most Despised?
Posted on Jan 8, 2013
Good news Congress: According to a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, you’re more popular than the Kardashians, gonorrhea and Lindsay Lohan. Hooray! Now the bad news: Americans think more highly of cockroaches, head lice, NFL replacement refs and being stuck in traffic than they do of the House and Senate. Ouch!
“When you’re less popular than cockroaches, Genghis Khan, traffic jams, and yes even Nickelback, well, it might be time to reevaluate,” Public Policy Polling correctly states.
For the record, the poll found that 85 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Congress, while 9 percent have formed a favorable opinion.
That’s quite shocking when you think about it: Some Americans actually believe Congress is doing a good job!
Public Policy Polling:
It may be true that everyone hates Nickelback, but apparently everyone hates Congress even more: Nickelback 39 Congress 32
Genghis Khan did a lot of bad stuff but I guess it’s faded from voters’ minds in a way that Congress’ recent misdeeds haven’t: Genghis Khan 41 Congress 37
DC political pundits and Donald Trump aren’t held in very high esteem by the population, but they still both manage to just barely edge Congress: DC political pundits 37 Congress 34 and Donald Trump 44 Congress 42
Cockroaches are a pretty good reason to call the exterminator but voters might be even more concerned if their homes were infested with members of Congress: Cockroaches 45 Congress 43
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.