Graph of the day: Congress is less popular than lice, colonoscopies and Nickelback

January 10, 2013

Public Policy Polling, in a brilliant act of trolling, decided to pose to the American people a great question — "Just how much do you hate Congress?" — in a creative way. They asked people whether they approved of Congress more or less than a number of widely reviled things, like head lice, colonoscopies, and the popular recording artists Nickelback. And, um, Congress lost.


Data from PPP, graphic by Dylan Matthews

See the full results here. My favorite finding is that more Americans approve of Genghis Khan than of Congress, but of Congress over Lindsay Lohan. By the transitive property, Lindsay Lohan is worse than Genghis Khan. Sorry, Cady.

Related: Congress was, at multiple points during its last term, less popular than communism.

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Evan Soltas · January 10, 2013