GOP Sinks to All-Time Low Favorability; Congress Worse Than Cockroaches, Poop

Gallup’s latest party favorability poll shows the Republican Party collapsing from a favorability of 38 percent to 28 percent over the last month, perhaps indicating that the House GOP, and specifically the tea party, is a drag on the rest of the party due to the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis.

Comparatively, the Democratic Party is near an all-time low, but hasn’t cracked through that threshold yet, losing just a few points from last month.

Meanwhile, a PPP poll has indicated that a series of unpleasant and obnoxious other things are more popular than Congress.

Those things include (and I’m not making this up):




Jury Duty


Dog Poop

Toenail Fungus



Public Radio Fundraising Drives


Fortunately for the legislative branch, it’s apparently more popular than Charles Manson, Twerking, the Ebola virus and Vladimir Putin.

But clearly the take-away in all of this goes back to what I’ve said from the beginning: there’s simply no way Congress, and especially congressional Republicans, win this fight. It won’t happen.

Bob Cesca is the managing editor for The Daily Banter, the editor of, the host of the Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show podcast and a Huffington Post contributor.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.