Marcus Aurelius: Government Executive Report on Where Congress Stands in the Esimation of the US Public — Like More than Gonorrhea Less Than Root Canals

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14 Terrible Things People Like More Than Congress

By Mark Micheli

Government Executive, January 8, 2013

Here’s your ridiculous poll of the day: Public Policy Polling recently asked people if they had a higher opinion of Congress or a long series of highly unpleasant or unpopular things. As it turns out, people really don’t like Congress. At all.

According to the survey, people prefer root canals and traffic jams to John Boehner and the clown college (no offense to clowns) that is the United States Congress. Below is a sad look at some awful things Americans like more than Congress:

  1. Root canals
  2. NFL Replacement refs
  3. Head lice
  4. Nickelback
  5. Colonoscopies
  6. Washington DC political pundits
  7. Carnies
  8. Traffic Jams
  9. Cockroaches
  10. Donald Trump
  11. France
  12. Genghis Khan
  13. Used-car salesmen
  14. Brussels Sprouts

But it’s not all bad news for Congress. Here are a few things Congress is more popular than:

  • Telemarketers
  • John Edwards
  • The Kardashians
  • Lobbyists
  • North Korea
  • The Ebola Virus
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Fidel Castro
  • Playground Bullies
  • Meth Labs
  • Communism
  • And, of course, Gonorrhea

You can see the full results of Public Policy Polling’s survey here.