Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Congress vs Cockroaches

This PPP poll is getting lots of attention online, so it seems only fair I join in. Congress, it don't compare all that well with lots of stuff.  With almost anything, actually.  Even cockroaches.

You can read the results here.  Lemme also just copy the two main graphs:
When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34-37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44), France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts (23-69) than Congress.

Congress did manage to beat out telemarketers (45-35), John Edwards (45-29), the Kardashians (49-36), lobbyists (48-30), North Korea (61-26), the ebola virus (53-25), Lindsay Lohan (45-41), Fidel Castro (54-32), playground bullies (43-38), meth labs (60-21), communism (57-23), and gonorrhea (53-28).  
In fairness, if you take into account the survey's margin of error (3.4 percent), then Congress actually is in a statistical tie with cockroaches.

I suppose that's something.

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