Worse than cockroaches? Congress approval ratings drop to eight percentFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Nine days into a partial government shutdown, opinions are a dime a dozen about what's taking place in Washington, D.C.
By: Drew Trafton, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Nine days into a partial government shutdown, opinions are a dime a dozen about what's taking place in Washington, D.C.
Public Policy Polling released its latest data on how registered voters feel about the job performance of the United States Congress - and it's safe to say the public is not impressed.
Just 8 percent approve of Congress.
Jim Williams, Arthur, N.D. Resident: "I think that's about right. That's about all they deserve."
And despite trying, a member to speak for the 8 percent club remained elusive here in Fargo.
However, the other side was well represented.
Lemunne Robinson, N.D. Resident: "It's just politics. It's about pure politics."
And although damning enough, Public Policy took it's poll a step farther by asking voters how Congress stacked up against a few of the less enjoyable things in life.
Jury duty, cockroaches, toenail fungus and potholes all ranked ahead of Congress.
And perhaps the best illustration of how frustrated the public is with Congress, the registered voters polled gave dog poop a higher approval rating.
One Glyndon dog owner said that, although tongue in cheek, she didn't think the statement was fair: to dog doo-doo.
Malinda Lockner, Glyndon Resident "Why is that? They both stink."
One thing is clear: It appears that Fargo, and the rest of the country, wouldn't mind if Washington literally goes to the dogs.