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PPP: Americans Prefer Cockroaches To Congress

From a highly amused Politico:

Americans prefer Nickelback, root canals to Congress

By BREANNA EDWARDS | January 8, 2013

It should be no surprise by now that Americans care very little for Congress. But, in case there was any doubt as to how much the American people hate their lawmakers, Public Policy Polling released a new poll on Tuesday showing some other things that are more popular: Root canals, for instance. Those NFL replacement referees. Even Canadian rock band Nickelback.


Overall, 85 percent of the surveyed American voters had an unfavorable opinion of Congress, while just nine percent viewed it favorably.

The poll discovered that Congress was less popular than:

• Root canals (56 percent of surveyed American voters preferred the painful procedure to Congress, which only got 32 percent of the vote)
• NFL replacement refs (56–29)
• Head lice (67-19)

• Nickelback (39-32)
• Colonoscopies (58-31)
• Washington DC political pundits (37-34)

• Traffic jams (56-34)
• Cockroaches (45-43)
• Donald Trump (44-42)
• Genghis Khan (41-37)

But lawmakers can sleep well tonight – Congress still trumps Fidel Castro and Lindsay Lohan.

According to PPP, more people preferred Congress over:

• The Kardashians (49 percent preferred Congress to the popular family which only managed to grasp 36 percent)
• Fidel Castro (54-32)
• Communism (57-23)

• North Korea (61-26)
• Ebola virus (53-25)
Lindsay Lohan (45-41)
• John Edwards (45-29)
• Playground bullies (43-38)
• Gonorrhea (53-28)

The poll was conducted from Jan 3-6, surveying 830 voters. It has a margin of error of +/-3.4 percentage points.

This PPP poll may very well be accurate. But it is probably driven by the news media, and its relentless denigration of Congress. After all, who is there to oppose Obama besides the Republican-controlled House?

In fact, it seems to us that we rarely heard about these kind of polls when Nancy Pelosi ran the House and they were ‘standing up’ to President Bush. In fact, all we heard about back then was how incredibly unpopular Bush was. And yet somehow he was re-elected.

But, lest we forget, Congress, especially the House Of Representatives, is where ‘we, the people’ have the best chance of having our voices heard. But the news media and the rest of the Democrat Party want taxation without any representation. And they are doing their best to strip the House of any real power. That is, as long as it is in the hands of the evil Republicans.

Besides, seeing the Kardashians, Castro, Communism and Lindsay Lohan rank so low in this poll makes me question its accuracy, altogether. They are all very popular with the low information voters, last time we checked.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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