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Congress less liked than witches, IRS, hemorrhoids

Tuesday - 10/8/2013, 2:57pm  ET

While Congress tries to settle its differences in the midst of a partial government shutdown, Americans have united in holding hemorrhoids in higher regard than those holding office.

Fewer than 1 in 10 registered voters approve of the job Congress is doing as the shutdown enters its second week, according to survey results by the Public Policy Polling Institute.

“Congress having an 8 percent 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.”

But it doesn’t end there: voters also have a higher opinion of the IRS, Wall Street, cockroaches, zombies, and even dog excrement.

Anthony Weiner and Miley Cyrus aren’t feeling much love. When each was compared to Congress, Capitol Hill was viewed more favorably, though nearly a quarter of voters had no opinion.

See how Congress compares with others here.

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