RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Traffic jams, Donald Trump, cockroaches - all considered unpleasant things, but still more popular than our nation's lawmakers. After public policy polling found Congress' most recent approval rating is 9 percent, it decided, let's test Congress' charm against a couple of dozen other things. Root canals got more votes. The good news for Congress? It's still preferred to Lindsay Lohan, the Ebola virus and playground bullies. It's MORNING EDITION.