The Week in Polls: Americans Rank Cockroaches Over Congress

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A New Low

For months, Congress has been extremely unpopular among the American public, but who would have guessed they rate lower than the lowly cockroach? In a survey released by Public Policy Polling comparing Congress to a variety of unpleasant things, Congress lost: lice 67 percent, Congress 19 percent; colonoscopies 58 percent, Congress 31 percent; root canals 56 percent, Congress 32 percent; cockroaches 45 percent, Congress 43 percent. (Photos from left: dpa /Landov, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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