DETROIT (WWJ) – No matter if they’re right or left-leaning, a new poll reveals a majority of Americans have soured to Congress.
“We may be a divided country, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s hating Congress,” Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling told WWJ Newsradio 950.READ MORE: Autopsy Set For 8-Year-Old Saginaw Girl Who Drowned In Lake Huron
The poll of 502 registered voters found that Congress’ approval rating is at 10 percent among Republicans, 7 percent with Democrats, and 8 percent among those who identified themselves as independents.
Jensen said Congress even loses when compared to some pretty gross stuff.
“Hemorrhoids beat Congress 53 to 41; dog poop beat Congress, 47-40; toenail fungus, 44-41; even cockroaches 44-42,” said Jensen.READ MORE: Service Held For Last Survivor Of '58 Great Lakes Shipwreck
Respondents also said they prefer jury duty to Congress, 73 to 18; and pot holes to Congress, 47 to 36.
Voters said they even have a higher opinion of zombies, 43 to 37 percent; and witches, 46 to 32; and hipsters, 42 to 22. Mothers-in-law beat Congress as well, 64 to 20.
“And perhaps most shocking — voters say they like the IRS more to Congress, 42 to 33,” Jensen said. “When you’re losing out in polls to the IRS, that’s pretty bad news … It’s hard to find things that can match up against Congress and Congress doesn’t lose.”
Respondents did say they like the legislative body more than war-torn Syria, mass-murderer Charles Manson, pop-star Miley Cyrus, actress Lindsay Lohan and the dance fad, “twerking.”MORE NEWS: Central Michigan Orders Masks At Least Through September
PPP surveyed registered voters between October 4-6, 2013. The margin of error for the overall survey is plus or minus 4.4 percent. [See complete poll results HERE].