It's not that hard to be more popular than Congress these days with its approval rating in the single digits.

But, you might be surprised at some of the things that are more popular than Congress.

Public Policy Polling surveyed Americans asking them whether they preferred some pretty unpopular things over Congress.

For instance, painful root canals beat Congress head-to-head 56-32. Used car salesmen topped Congress in popularity 57-32.

It was narrow, but even cockroaches beat Congress 45 to 43.

Congress didn't lose to everything, it did beat out lobbyists, Fidel Castro and the Ebola virus.