Congress Rated Lower Than Cockroaches, Root Canal or Colonoscopy

Most people I know are completely repulsed by the very mention of a cockroach.  If a live roach runs across the floor, I’ve seen grown men jump away and scream like little girls.  To call someone a cockroach is comparing them to something that crawls out of the sewer and spreads disease.

Knowing that, I was a little surprised when I saw the results of a poll that indicated that the American people have a higher regard for cockroaches than they have for Congress.

Public Policy Polling ran a poll from January 3 – 6 asking people which they liked better and then gave them a choice of Congress or 26 different things.  Here are some of their results:

  • Lice – 67%, Congress – 19%
  • Brussel Sprouts – 69%, Congress – 23%
  • NFL Replacement Refs – 56%, Congress – 29%
  • Colonoscopies – 58%, Congress- 31%;  Proving Congress is a real pain in the …
  • Root Canal – 56%, Congress – 32%
  • Used Car Salesmen – 57%, Congress – 32%
  • Traffic Jams – 56%, Congress – 34%
  • France – 46%, Congress – 37%
  • Carnies – 39%, Congress – 32%
  • Genghis Kahn – 41%, Congress – 37%
  • Nickelback – 39%, Congress – 32%
  • DC Political Pundits – 37%, Congress – 34%
  • Donald Trump – 44%, Congress – 42%
  • Cockroaches – 45%, Congress – 43%

Even after cockroaches scored slightly more favorable ratings than Congress, there were some things that actually rated lower than Congress and they were:

  • Congress – 45%, Lindsay Lohan – 41%
  • Congress – 43%, Playground Bullies – 38%
  • Congress – 45%, Telemarketers – 35%
  • Congress – 49%, Kardashians – 36%
  • Congress – 45%, John Edwards – 29%
  • Congress – 48%, Lobbyists – 30%
  • Congress – 54%, Fidel Castro – 32%
  • Congress – 53%, Gonorrhea – 28%
  • Congress – 53%, Ebola – 25%
  • Congress – 57%, Communism – 23%
  • Congress – 61%, North Korea – 26%
  • Congress – 60%, Meth Labs – 21%

Wow!  I wonder if anyone has shown this to Lindsay Lohan, John Edwards or the Kardashians?  If people favor cockroaches more than Congress but favor Congress more than those three, that’s pretty low.

But the sad part is that with a national approval rating of around 9%, which is almost as low as Congress can go, the people still re-elected the majority of them right back into office.  That just doesn’t make sense to me.  Why would anyone want to re-elect someone who’s lower than a cockroach, root canal and colonoscopy?  With that kind of logic, it’s no wonder America is in the shape it’s in.