The government shutdown has put Congress squarely in the spotlight, which is not a good thing. The public already considers them lower than cockroaches and colonoscopies. Seriously.
A Public Policy Polling survey earlier this year found that respondents consider Congress less favorably than: head lice, root canals, Canadian rock band Nickleback, colonoscopies, France, used-car salesmen, traffic jams and Brussels sprouts.
It’s not all bad news for Congress though. Americans surveyed do prefer Congress to telemarketers, lobbyists, gonorrhea and the Kardashians.
Only 9 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of Congress. A whopping 85 percent have an unfavorable view of Congress.
What do you think of Congress? Has this week’s actions changed your opinion? Let us know in the comment section below.