What do cockroaches, traffic jams and root canals have in common?

What do cockroaches, traffic jams and root canals have in common?

by / January 10, 2013

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.

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Karen Stewartson

Karen Stewartson served as the managing editor of Government Technology for many years. She also contributed to Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.