“Congress is now less popular than root canals, NFL replacement referees, head lice, the rock band Nickelback, colonoscopies, carnies, traffic jams, cockroaches, Donald Trump, France, Genghis Khan, used-car salesmen and brussels sprouts,” reported Public Policy Polling, adding some context to its new poll showing Congress’ overall favorability rating is 9 percent. In an array of either/or questions, those surveyed did have higher opinions of Congress than of telemarketers, John Edwards, the Kardashians, lobbyists, North Korea, the Ebola virus, Lindsay Lohan, Fidel Castro, playground bullies, meth labs, communism and gonorrhea. In response, Conan O’Brien quipped: “Head lice is insulted it’s being lumped in with Donald Trump and Nickelback.”
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