Now that the presidential election is safely behind us pollsters apparently have nothing much better to do than survey Congress’s approval rating in relation to other random totems in the zeitgeist such as Kim Kardashian, or that cultural gift that keeps on giving, Nickelback.
A new survey, conducted January 3-6, just days after the earth-shattering revelation that Kim Kardashian is pregnant with Kanye West, surveyed Congress’s standing relative to all kinds of stuff—cockroaches, ebola, NFL replacement refs, North Korea, root canals—you name it. Very few of them scored lower than Congress, including Nickelback. But you know who did? Kim Kardashian.
The Kardashian clan lost on the favorability scale to Congress 36 to 49. But Nickelback squeezed out a win over Congress 39 to 37, which leaves the Kardashians at the bottom of the approval heap.
And this was before Kim started breaking out the crazy maternity looks or the big news today that Kim and Kanye bought an 11 million dollar house in Bel Air and plan to gut the whole thing because it’s too crappy as is.
A friend once made the (admittedly sophomoric) observation that the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference, which I think is probably a more appropriate reaction to Kim Kardashian than this survey would seem to indicate.
I mean seriously, guys—Nickelback?