So, just how unpopular is Congress really? Well, Congress is so unpopular that according to Public Policy Polling's latest national survey, head lice edge out the critters in Washington ... by 48 percent.

Chart of things people like more and less than Congress.

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It's so unpopular that it was a close call for people to choose between playground bullies and their representatives in Washington. Genghis Khan, Nickelback, Donald Trump and cockroaches all beat out John Boehner's gang.

The silver lining for Congress is that most people would rather have to deal with Congress than live in North Korea. They'd rather live next to the Capitol dome than next to a meth lab. And getting franked mail edges out gonorrhea.

But despite those "victories," most Americans have a higher opinion of traffic jams, used car salesmen, France, root canals and even NFL replacement refs than they do of the national legislature.

If you think it's bad now, though, just wait until after we're done with all the spending fight baloney. By then, Congress will probably be giving Ebola a run for its money.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:46 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.


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