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Poll: Congress More Popular than Lindsay Lohan, Less Popular Than Colonoscopies

Facing low approval ratings after a historically unproductive 112th

session and a series of last-minute showdowns over fiscal matters, Congress is now less

popular than root canals, NFL replacement referees, head lice, the rock band Nickelback,

colonoscopies, carnies, traffic jams, cockroaches, Donald Trump, France, Genghis Khan,

used-car salesmen and Brussel sprouts.

When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or

disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and

56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock

band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34-

37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44),

France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts

(23-69) than Congress.

Congress did manage to beat out telemarketers (45-35), John Edwards (45-29), the

Kardashians (49-36), lobbyists (48-30), North Korea (61-26), the ebola virus (53-25),

Lindsay Lohan (45-41), Fidel Castro (54-32), playground bullies (43-38), meth labs (60-

21), communism (57-23), and gonorrhea (53-28). . .

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