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Bad news: Poll finds Congress less popular than Nickelback

posted at 3:05 pm on January 8, 2013 by

Among other things.

When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34- 37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44), France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts (23-69) than Congress.

Congress did manage to beat out telemarketers (45-35), John Edwards (45-29), the Kardashians (49-36), lobbyists (48-30), North Korea (61-26), the ebola virus (53-25), Lindsay Lohan (45-41), Fidel Castro (54-32), playground bullies (43-38), meth labs (60- 21), communism (57-23), and gonorrhea (53-28).

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Beer farts wasn’t one of the choices? A great opportunity missed.

radjah shelduck on January 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Basically what this poll shows is that people love to hyperbolize. I mean seriously…21% thought meth labs were better than Congress?

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Basically what this poll shows is that people love to hyperbolize. I mean seriously…21% thought meth labs were better than Congress?

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Meth labs actually produce a product for which there is a demand.

Horologium on January 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Alot of these people are just answering with the “cool” response. Call it “cynicism chic.”

51% of Americans not only like Obama, they voted to give him another term. That tells me all I need to know about the validity of American popular opinion.

SAMinVA on January 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Alot of these people are just answering with the “cool” response. Call it “cynicism chic.”

SAMinVA on January 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Precisely. The way the poll was set up was terrible. The proper way to conduct this poll would be to ask people’s fav/unfav opinion of the different things, and compare it to people’s fav/unfav opinion of Congress. When people are asked the question “Which do you have a more favorable opinion of, Congress, or Colonoscopies?” They see the question as silly, and the question has an inherent assumption that people have a negative opinion of Congress comparable to the opinion they hold of Colonoscopies. And so, they give the “cool” “correct” and equally silly answer, and say that Head Lice are better than Congress.

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Basically what this poll shows is that people love to hyperbolize. I mean seriously…21% thought meth labs were better than Congress?

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Meth labs actually produce a product for which there is a demand.

Horologium on January 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Is there no demand for tax cuts, or do you not value them?

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

PPP is a joke.

Funny how they didn’t do this for the Pres. That would’ve been “disrespectful.”

Fezzik on January 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

What about Creed ?

Fallon on January 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Even Jesus hates Creed.

Fallon on January 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Is there no demand for tax cuts, or do you not value them?

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I value them, but as long as Harry Reid controls the senate, we won’t be seeing many. The payroll tax went up for everyone who earns a paycheck, and making the 2001 tax cuts permanent doesn’t qualify, IMO, as a tax cut; rather it prevents a tax increase. Recognizing that congress is dysfunctional does not make me a fan of more of it; the reverse is true, but unfortunately, not enough people agreed with that sentiment to flip the senate to the GOP, which would have been my preferred outcome.

Horologium on January 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

One of the polls I have seen say that three out of four Americans say this government is harming the country. Maybe we should allow only Americans to vote in our elections.

savage24 on January 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Basically what this poll shows is that people love to hyperbolize. I mean seriously …21% thought meth labs were better than Congress?

vegconservative on January 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Meth labs actually produce a product for which there is a demand.

Horologium on January 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Yeah, but… but-

*thinks for a couple of minutes and then gives up*

I can’t seem to come up with a good rebuttal to that comment. You win.

BigGator5 on January 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

“Meth labs actually produce a product for which there is a demand.”

Congress produces a lot of “free” $#!+ for which, based on the last election results, there seems to be quite a demand.

SAMinVA on January 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM

It’s all in the wording.

Example, would you rather hang out with famous old dead people or congress. The results could be published under.

Death found to be more popular than Congress.

SWalker on January 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Not a big fan, but never got the Nickleback hate. There are so many musicians who are so much worse, like Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

St. Regis Philbin on January 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I would posit that those results are good news. It indicates that people are not all dumber than dirt.

S. D. on January 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Congress is so despised that only 8 weeks ago we returned 94% of incumbents to office. And most of those who didn’t get re-elected were retiring from office.

As Ronald Reagan used to point out: There was a larger turnover in the old Soviet Politburo than there is in the U.S. Congress.

And we wonder why we’re in the mess we’re in?

potkas7 on January 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM