Here’s something you won’t see every day or even every generation.
I have no idea how something so depressing can be so funny, but I’m laughing.
Here’s the context of the poll conducted by Public Policy Polling.
Voters say they have a higher opinion of hemorrhoids than Congress, by 53% to 31%. More than seven in 10 voters say they view jury duty more favorably than Congress, which musters only 18% support in that comparison. Even toenail fungus rates 3 percentage points higher Congress. [...]
“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.”
You have to be proud, right?
Snark aside, if this persists for an extended period of time, it could be dangerous. Sensible people aren’t the only ones who share a very low approval of Congress. There are plenty of people who dislike Congress because it isn’t dysfunctional enough.