Congress may have averted the fiscal cliff, but Americans still aren’t too keen on their elected officials, according to a creatively conducted new survey by Public Policy Polling asking respondents whether they had a higher opinion of Congress or “a series of unpleasant or disliked things”:

It’s gross to have lice but at least they can be removed in a way that given the recent reelection rates members of Congress evidently can’t: Lice 67 Congress 19

. . . Colonoscopies are not a terribly pleasant experience but at least they have some redeeming value that most voters aren’t seeing in Congress: Colonoscopies 58 Congress 31

And you can make the same point about root canals: Root Canals 56 Congress 32

. . . America might have had to bail out France multiple times over the years but voters still have a more charitable opinion of it than Congress: France 46 Congress 37

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