Congress was marginally less hated than gonorrhea, the ebola virus and communism.
Things Americans Prefer to Congress
Lice 67 Congress 19
Colonoscopies 58 Congress 31
Root Canals 56 Congress 32
France 46 Congress 37
Cockroaches 45 Congress 43
Yet 90+ per cent of incumbents get re-elected. A much higher rate of success than the NYT has in keeping its subscribers.