Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Popularity Scale

I suspect that the poll says a lot about how much Americans are actually paying attention, but I still enjoyed a good laugh from this:
A new poll shows that Congress is less popular than carnies, root canals and colonoscopies, but more popular than the ebola virus, meth labs and gonorrhea.
Those findings are in a Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released Tuesday showed that 9 percent of the respondents held a favorable opinion of Congress, while 85 percent held an unfavorable view.
"We all know Congress is unpopular," said Dean Debnam, PPP president. "But the fact that voters like it even less than cockroaches, lice and Genghis Kahn real shows how far its esteem has fallen with the American public over the last few weeks."

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1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

I think of these polls as sleight of hand. While Congress as a whole might be unpopular, individual Congressmen are generally held in good stead.

I call it the "Your Congressman is an idiot, but mine is a great guy" syndrome. The other guy's Congressman may suck, but yours is always a terrific statesman.