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Best poll ever: Americans like cockroaches, colonoscopies, Nickelback more than Congress

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Jan. 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM   |   Comments

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- It looks like constant bickering and political inertia won't win you any love from an exhausted American public. According to Public Policy Polling, only nine percent of voters approve of the way Congress is handling the nation's most pressing issues. So PPP decided to test Congress' favorability against a variety of things Americans tend to disapprove of, from icky bugs to terrible Canadian rock bands.

Here's what Americans like more than Congress:

1. Lice

2. Brussel sprouts

3. NFL replacement refs

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4. Colonoscopies

5. Root canals

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6. Used car salesmen

7. Traffic jams

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8. France

9. Carnies

10. Nickelback

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11. Genghis Khan

12. Donald Trump

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13. Cockroaches

14. DC political pundits

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At least Congress beat out Gonorrhea, Ebola, Communism and Lindsay Lohan (just barely, at 45 to 41 percent).

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