Recent polling shows just eight-percent of American voters approve of the job Congress is doing. In fact, voters have higher opinions of just about everything outside of Washington politics.
A survey by Public Policy Polling showed a majority of voters have higher a opinion of things like witches, jury duty, the IRS -- even hemorrhoids.
“I don't want none of those, I think that's hideous,” said one shopper at Houston's Meyerland Plaza.
Others felt differently.
“I think our Congress has failed us in so many ways that most people are just disgusted by them,” said one woman shopping at Houston's Meyerland Plaza.
Political insider Chris Begala says he's not surprised by the results.
“To think that Americans far more approve of hemorrhoids or the IRS, as opposed to Congress, its pretty telling and I think if you did this poll next week it may even be lower,” Begala tells KTRH News.
“They have a negative opinion, they don't like the direction the country is going in, that's 17-percent like the direction we're going in,” he says. “I think that's more telling than Congress' approval or disapproval mark.”
On the plus side, Congress did have a more favorable opinion than Charles Manson, Miley Cyrus and Honey Boo Boo.