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Dog Poop, Hemorrhoids and IRS All More Popular Than Congress

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A new survey by Public Policy Polling asked respondents which they had a higher opinion of: Congress or another item on the list. The survey revealed that Congress is not too popular.

PPP¬†surveyed about 500 people earlier this week about their thoughts of Congress. The legislative body’s approval rating was just 8 percent.

Among the things or people that were thought more highly of than Congress were: dog poop (47 – 40 percent), witches (46 -32 percent) and jury duty (73 -18 percent). Even the IRS was thought of more highly than Congress (42 – 33 percent).

While that figure is extremely low, this survey did find things that Americans think less highly of than Congress.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner (50 -23 percent), Honey Boo Boo (42 – 33 percent) and Miley Cyrus (46 – 31 percent) were all seen less highly than Congress, as were twerking (37 -33 percent), heroin (53 – 24 percent) and Syria (51 – 22 percent).

The questions ranged from pop culture figures to everyday inconveniences or displeasure.

Mothers-in-law were seen much more highly than Congress (64 – 20 percent), as well as the DMV (58 – 24 percent) and even hemorrhoids (53 – 31 percent).

But to truly understand the direction the nation is going, the fact zombies (43 – 37 percent) and public radio fundraising drives (60 – 25 percent) are seen much more highly than Congress should be a warning.

[Public Policy Polling]

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