What do cockroaches, traffic jams and root canals have in common?
Answer: They are more popular than Congress
It seems like talks of the fiscal cliff and Congress have pushed citizens over the edge. In a recent survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, most respondents stated that social nuisances like traffic jams, undergoing painstaking root canals and dealing with creepy cockroaches were more bearable than Congress.
In addition, people were more favorable toward head lice, replacement NFL referees (gasp) and colonoscopies. But the news isn't all that bad for Congress, whose popularity is still higher than Keeping Up With the Kardashians, playground bullies and meth labs. According to the survey, Congress currently has an overall favorability rate of 9 percent.