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Poll finds Congress' popularity in single digits

 
Poll finds Congress' popularity in single digits
Posted October 11th, 2013 @ 12:14pm by WTVN Newsroom

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVN) -- It's no secret that Congress isn't very popular. A poll from Public Policy Polling found that only 8 percent of Americans approve of the job being done on Capitol Hill.

Congress is so unpopular that pollsters found Americans prefer things like standing in line at the BMV, jury duty, and even dealing with the IRS.

"We decided to take sort of a different look at the issue of just how unpopular Congress really is," said Public Policy Polling's Tom Jensen.

The poll also found that things like witches, zombies, hemorrhoids, mother-in-laws, and even public radio fund raising drives are more popular than Congress. Dog poop, potholes, and toenail fungus also topped Congress. However, Congress is more popular than heroin and the Ebola virus.

"It can be pretty gross and still beat Congress, but if it's going to kill people Congress can at least win that one," Jensen said.

Congress was also found to be more popular than Miley Cyrus, Lindsey Lohan, Charles Manson, Anthony Weiner, Vladimir Putin, and Syria.

"You know you're really in the gutter as a celebrity when people say we like Congress more than you," said Jensen.

PPP surveyed 502 registered voters between October 4-6.

(Photos courtesy Getty Images)

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