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Congress: Less Popular Than Root Canals, Cockroaches, and Nickelback

lois01 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:54 PM
gerrymandering.
faoman Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:35 PM
lois01,

So what does selecting political boundaries in favor of one political party have to do with Congressional approval ratings?

Congress has a bad reputation for a unique ability to fail the people in potentially life-altering ways (see: fiscal cliff, healthcare, just about any task more arduous than naming a post office). But just how much disdain do Americans have for their legislative branch?

In addition to finding its current approval rating – which sits at a paltry 9% – Public Policy Polling sought to compare it to some of the least popular things imaginable, illustrating just how low Congress has sunk in the eyes of its constituents. According to the survey, Americans prefer colonoscopies, the NFL replacement refs,...