So just how unpopular is Congress these days?
Even before the government shutdown, the public already considered federal lawmakers less likable than cockroaches and colonoscopies.
A Public Policy Polling survey earlier this year found that respondents consider Congress less favorably than:
- Head lice
- Root canals
- Canadian rock band Nickleback
- Used-car salesmen
- Traffic jams
- Brussels sprouts
It’s not all bad news for Congress, though. Americans surveyed do prefer Congress to telemarketers, lobbyists, gonorrhea and the Kardashians.
Only 9 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Congress. A whopping 85 percent had an unfavorable view of Congress.
What do you think of Congress? Has this week’s actions changed your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below.