WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – Congress has reached new lows of popularity among American voters, according to the latest numbers from Public Policy Polling. But just how poorly Congress is viewed compared to some other things may surprise even politicos.
According to the PPP poll, only eight percent of voters surveyed approved of the job congress is doing compared to a staggering 86 percent who disapprove of Congress’ job performance.
But Public Policy Polling wanted to test Congress’ dubious numbers against some other things held in poor regard, and the results were not what any Congressional Representative would like to hear.
According to the PPP poll, voters prefer the Department of Motor Vehicles to Congress by a 58-24 percent margin. Voters have a higher regard for jury duty than Congress by a 73-18 percent spread. And believe it or not, Congress loses to even the IRS by a 42-33 percent margin, though Republicans prefer Congress to the IRS 48-25 percent.
Still, Congress doesn’t do any better against some things that are sometimes better off left unsaid. According to the poll, hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, dog poop, and cockroaches are all more popular than Congress.
Hemorrhoids beat Congress with bipartisan support by a margin of 53-31 percent. Republicans prefer Congress while Democrats select dog poop, but poop beats Congress by a 47-40 percent margin. Toenail fungus was closers with Congress losing by a 44-41 percent spread and cockroaches won by just two points, 44-42 percent, inside the margin of error.
So, Congress is at least tied with cockroaches.
The news wasn’t all bad for Congress. The PPP poll found that Charles Manson, Vladimir Putin, Miley Cyrus, Honey Boo Boo, and Lindsay Lohan were all less popular in a head-to-head matchup with Congress.
The poll also found that Congress polls better than heroin, Anthony Weiner, the Ebola virus, and twerking.
Still, voters prefer: mothers in law, public radio fundraising drives, and Wall Street by at least 30 points compared to Congress. Even witches and zombies both outpoll Congress, by at least five points.