"Would you rather have both eyes gouged out or your tongue lopped off?" Such were the questions we asked each other as children. Making choices between two horrid things and then explaining our answers.
Public Policy Polling asked similar questions (all right, that's exaggerating) of more than 800 registered voters. The voters expressed a low 9% favorable opinion of Congress. The voters were then asked to rank their opinions about Congress and several other people or situations. The answers might surprise you. Or maybe not.
Traffic jams had a higher favorable opinion rating than Congress (56% to 34%). So did root canals (56% to 32%), colonoscopies (58% to 31%) [no mention was made for the prep; just the procedure], and even lice (67% to 19%). There were a few things that with a less favorable opinion than Congress. The voters had a higher opinion of Congress than playground bullies (43% to 38%) and gonorrhea (53% to 28%). Congress barely won out over Lindsey (sic) Lohan (45% to 41%).
From US News and World Report
Brussel sprouts won easily over Congress (69% to 23%) and even cockroaches (ugh!) squeaked by (45% to 43%).
You can find the full report here. This poll is no more accurate than most polling. But the results are far more interesting. And perhaps distressing. This is truly a do-nothing Congress.
Four North Carolina Representatives voted AGAINST the aid for Hurricane Sandy victims. [NOTE to Virginia Foxx, George Holding, Richard Hudson, and our own Western NC Mark Meadows: North Carolina is on the Atlantic Ocean and regularly suffers severe hurricane damage. How'ya gonna vote when we are the victims?]
Congress is definitely unpopular and deservedly so. We should all be disappointed when we hear the rhetoric bantered back and forth. And we ask ourselves, "Who voted for these jerks?" Pogo has the answer: