WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C), swears in the newly elected members of the first session of the 113th Congress in the House Chambers January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - What do lice, Brussel sprouts, cockroaches, traffic jams and Nickelback all have in common? According to a new public poll they currently rank higher than Congress in popularity.
It's no surprise Congress has remained under the scrutiny of the public eye, and now a new poll shows just how much Americans are disappointed with their elected officials.
Public Policy Polling conducted a national survey that tested the popularity of 26 different items against Congress. During the course of the survey participants were asked which items they favored; the answers were either the item, Congress, or 'not sure'.
According to the website , 830 Americans were surveyed over the phone from Jan. 3-6 of this year. PPP states the margin of error is +/-3.4 percent and the study was not paid for by a campaign or political organization.
In a majority of the cases, Congress ranked the lowest.
The results are listed below based on the question, "Which do you have a higher opinion of?"
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