Congress Far Less Popular Than Brussels Sprouts, Lice

by Nate Wooley | January 9, 2013 10:23 am

[1]A new set of polls from research firm Public Policy Polling shows — surprise, surprise! — that Congress isn’t really all that popular.

The polls, which PPP detailed in a release this week, illustrate just how unpopular Congress has become with the American people. Congress has just a 9% favorability rating with those polled, and an 85% unfavorability rating.

That sounds bad, but it’s even worse in context.

PPP also polled people to pit Congress’ favorability against other things[2]. Here are some results:

Not everything is bad for Congress, though. According to the polling results, the men and women on Capitol Hill still are more popular than Lindsay Lohan, telemarketers and meth labs.

View the full results here at the PPP website[3].

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