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Congress rates lower than …

Congress is not popular. That's not news. But when Public Policy Polling decided to test just how unpopular it is, the firm may have found a way to make news at Congress's expense.

It surveyed 830 Americans, asking them  "Do you have a more favorable opinion of Congress or . . . " and filling in the blank with 25 different unpleasant people or things. Congress ranked lower in the following:

Root canals
NFL replacement refs
Lice
Nickelback
Colonoscopies
DC political pundits
Carnies
Traffic jams
Cockroaches
Donald Trump
France
Ghengis Khan
Used Car salesmen

So what was less popular than Congress? Go inside the blog to find out.

Telemarketers
John Edwards
The Kardashians
Lobbyists
North Korea
Ebola
Lindsay Lohan
Fidel Castro
Playground bullies
Meth labs
Communism
Gonorrhea




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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