PPP survey: Congress’ favorable rating lower than cockroaches, Donald Trump

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A recent Public Policy Polling survey shows that Congress, as a whole, only has a 9 percent favorable rating, with 85 percent of U.S. voters viewing it in a negative light.

In a series of popularity contests, PPP, which does like to have fun with its surveys, also found that voters favor cockroaches, carnies, Genghis Khan and Donald Trump over Congress.

On the favor scale, traffic jams beat Congress 56 percent to 34 percent.

• France, 46 percent; Congress 37 percent.

• Carnies, 39 percent; Congress 31 percent.

• Nickelback, 39 percent; Congress 32 percent.

• Genghis Khan, 41 percent; Congress 37 percent.

• Washington, D.C., political pundits, 37 percent; Congress, 34 percent.

• Donald Trump, 44 percent; Congress, 42 percent.

• Cockroaches, 45 percent; Congress, 43 percent.

In what contest does Congress win?

• Congress, 45 percent; Lindsey Lohan, 41 percent.

• Congress, 43 percent; playground bullies 38 percent.

• Congress, 45 percent; telemarketers, 35 percent.

• Congress, 49 percent; Kardashians 36 percent.

• Congress, 45 percent; John Edwards, 29 percent.

• Congress, 48 percent; lobbyists 30 percent.

• Congress, 54 percent; Fidel Castro, 32 percent.

• Congress, 57 percent; communism, 23 percent.

• Congress, 61 percent; North Korea, 26 percent.

• Congress, 60 percent; meth labs, 21 percent.