Poll: Voters prefer zombies to Congress

Zombie for president! (AJC photo)

Zombie for president! (AJC photo)

Wouldn’t it be terrible if a swarm of zombies overran Congress and ate the brains of every politician elected by people who aren’t from around here?

If such a thing were to happen, who would we send part of our paycheck to every week and who would take care of us?

A zombie IT department would likely have a better chance of patching up HealthCare.gov.

Recently, a politician elected by people who are from around here made the claim that the “majority of voters actually prefer the blood-hungry creatures of The Walking Dead … to the current Congress.”

My colleagues at Politifact Georgia checked out the claim by state Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta) and it turns out ole Ed ain’t lying about this one.

When 502 registered voters were asked “What do you have a higher opinion of: Congress or zombies?”, a frightening 43 percent said zombies. As Mitt Romney would say, it was a close race — 37 percent preferred the Walking Braindead that can’t pass a budget.

It turns out the people that approved the tapping of billions of phone calls, emails and text messages are less loveable than toe fungus, the Department of Motor Vehicles and cockroaches.

Only Miley Cyrus, Lindsey Lohan and Honey Boo Boo fare worse than the 8 percent approval rating Congress currently enjoys.

Naturally, Ed wants to leave state politics and go to Washington, D.C. and work alongside the most ineffectual … I mean influential … people on Earth.

“I’ve seen just about every zombie show and, so far, the humans win,” Lindsey told Politifact.

Maybe the wrong humans are winning?

4 comments Add your comment

andrew

October 31st, 2013
2:21 pm

The problem with that scenario is that Zombie’s eat brains…there are none in Congress….

Thor

October 31st, 2013
3:39 pm

Consider it done, Mr. Mathis. And thank you too. Great column.

Damn Andrew, stole my punchline!

Hidden agenda

November 1st, 2013
7:36 am

Zombies don’t steal your income, your freedoms, your liberties, destroy your economy, bailout the banksters, etc. and its fully legal to kill them when they get out of control.

No wonder they are more popular.

E.T.

November 4th, 2013
9:34 pm

Zongress….yep, would do a better job!