Punxsutawney Phil > Congress


Public Policy Polling is out with a humorous new poll that highlights just how much Americans hate Congress. It is no secret that the approval rating of those on Capitol Hill has been hovering at historically low levels and even with Republicans taking over both sides of the Congress, the polls have seen almost no improvement.

PPP poll today finds that half of Pennsylvania believes Punxsutawney Phil would be a perfectly suitable candidate for Congress. Key findings in the poll, 59 percent of Pennsylvanians have a favorable opinion of Punxsutawney Phil even though only 8 percent believe he’s a reliable indicator of how long winter will last. However 50 percent say he’d do a better job than most members of Congress.