At this point, the polls are pretty consistent: Americans are angry about the budget and shutdown shenanigans in Washington, but they're angrier at Republicans than they are at Democrats. Which should tell you something about who is really to blame for this mess.
But Public Policy Polling took things a step further, asking people whether they preferred
Americans currently have a higher opinion of witches (46/32), jury duty (73/18) and
Even government institutions like the DMV and the
Half of registered voters have a higher opinion of Congress than of Anthony Weiner right now (50/23). In fact, public figures are some of the only people that registered voters dislike more than the legislature.
Americans thought higher of Congress when asked about
"Congress having an 8% approval rating tells us one thing about how unhappy voters are," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. "But it's even more telling that voters have a lower opinion of it than annoyances like the DMV and jury duty, health issues like hemorrhoids, and even witches."
A poll like this almost seems like a practical joke, but it’s not. Public Policy Polling did a similar poll earlier this year, during the last
That poll, conducted in January, found Congress less popular than