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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:29 PM

Poll: Congress Less Popular Than Root Canals, Nickelback, Donald Trump

Source: TPM



TOM KLUDT 12:02 PM EST, TUESDAY JANUARY 8, 2013

On the heels of an historically unpopular Congress, Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found a sardonic way to illustrate just how low the public thinks of the governing body in a survey released Tuesday.

Among several items and individuals tested, the automated poll found that American voters have a higher opinion of root canals, Canadian rock band Nickelback, head lice, colonoscopies, Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, France, real estate mogul Donald Trump and cockroaches than they do of Congress.

On the other hand, Congress, which registered a paltry favorability rating of 9 percent in the survey, is still more popular than telemarketers, ebola, North Korea, troubled actress Lindsey Lohan, communism, meth labs and disgraced former politician John Edwards.

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Reply Poll: Congress Less Popular Than Root Canals, Nickelback, Donald Trump (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
TygrBright Jan 2013 #1
groundloop Jan 2013 #2
Dr. Strange Jan 2013 #3
Botany Jan 2013 #6
Dr Hobbitstein Jan 2013 #22
Botany Jan 2013 #24
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #4
sakabatou Jan 2013 #9
Erose999 Jan 2013 #12
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OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #25
snooper2 Jan 2013 #14
LynneSin Jan 2013 #5
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #7
azurnoir Jan 2013 #8
AAO Jan 2013 #10
democrattotheend Jan 2013 #11
bedazzled Jan 2013 #19
Dr_Scholl Jan 2013 #27
Erose999 Jan 2013 #13
Enrique Jan 2013 #15
2naSalit Jan 2013 #18
Dr Hobbitstein Jan 2013 #21
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #26
Cha Jan 2013 #16
2naSalit Jan 2013 #20
2naSalit Jan 2013 #17
socialist_n_TN Jan 2013 #23
Permanut Jan 2013 #28
daschess1987 Jan 2013 #29
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #30

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:40 PM

1. I'd say that's fair.

Except the communism part.

But then, most people have no idea what communism IS, so such silliness is understandable.

judiciously,
Bright

edited to add caveat about communism

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. The members of Nickelback must be thrilled that they're more popular than congress....

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:42 PM

3. Well, yeah, until they wake up in the morning and realize...

shit, we're in Nickelback.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:02 PM

6. Nickleback? rotflmao

Warning adult nickleback theme by the great Jenna Marbles

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:02 PM

22. Oh man!

This is great!

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:56 PM

24. She is a real talent

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:58 PM

4. Someone actually likes Nickelback?

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:04 PM

9. Yes some people do.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:11 PM

12. I was in the Waffle House on X-mas and some lady actually put money in the juke box to play Nickelba


ck. I thought about making some sort of snarky remark about ruining the Lords Birthday and all that, but then she probably would have played Creed to spite me.

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:39 AM

25. !



Any story that begins with "I was in the Waffle House on X-mas..." is destined to be a winner.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:18 PM

14. Everybody likes Nickelback, unless you are tone deaf






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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:02 PM

5. I'd have to say that I'd vote for Congress before picking Nickelback

just saying. I have my limits

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:03 PM

7. Congress is less popular than ebola.

Ebola's PR team is doing a helluva job.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:25 PM

8. so cockroaches are more popular than Congress ? wow n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:04 PM

10. Less popular than root canals and lice, just barely more popular than an Ebola outbreak.

 

OUCH!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:05 PM

11. I like Nickelback!

Don't compare them to this do-nothing Congress.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:09 PM

19. another vote for nickelback!

i enjoy a lot of their music - so does my 15 year old son...

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:51 AM

27. I do, too.

 

But that's still funny as hell.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:13 PM

13. I think Meth Labs may beat them this year. I mean, once the new season of Breaking bad rolls around,


who knows? It may be their year.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:20 PM

15. ..

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Response to Enrique (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:08 PM

18. Okay...

I don't get what the deal is about Nickelback...? Can someone explain. (I don't keep up with popular music culture so obviously I've missed something here.)

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:51 PM

21. Basically...

They're unoriginal, generic sounding rock. They sound like everything else at some point or another. Musically, they lack innovation and style. A lot of their songs are formulaic, and some songs seem recycled from their past works.


Also, they suck.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:42 AM

26. Must. Turn. Away.

Can't stop laughing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:24 PM

16. It's not fair to Nancy Pelosi and hardworking Dems to be lumped in with

with the Cockroaches.. but, yeah, boner and his scuzzy teagang of sociopaths should be rated below the vermin listed.

"Donald Trump".. Bueno! Macy's needs to read this report!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:10 PM

20. You know they have a problem

when their reference to "persons of color" means the Cheeto. I think Nancy needs to be expunged from the list... she actually does her job the way it should be done even if some of her tasks are unpopular.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:05 PM

17. And the list goes on to include

head lice and traffic jams although they are more popular than playground bullies which I find interesting since they have been doing their best to emulate them whenever possible.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:54 PM

23. Last poll I heard on this (Xmas week) showed communism WAS........

more popular than Congress. Of course, that poll didn't distinguish the communist tendency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:07 AM

28. If the poll was split by party..

The Dems would be more popular than a 19 flavor tutti frutti banana split with sprinkles, and the Repubs would be less popular than having fingernails pulled out with pliers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:18 AM

29. Wait -

Nickelback?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:27 AM

30. I've heard of Congress. What the heck is Nickelback?

... or, am I better off not knowing?

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