Finally a poll that tells it like it is when it comes to America's view of Congress: It's worse than dog poop.

Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling reveals that only 8 percent of voters approve of the job Congress is doing, with 86 percent disapproving. But that's not news.

So PPP asked voters to compare Congress to something, well, more yucky. Each question opened: “What do you have a higher opinion of: Congress or ..."

Congress: 41 percent. Toenail fungus: 44 percent.

Congress: 40 percent. Dog poop: 47 percent.

Congress: 31 percent. Hemorrhoids: 53 percent.

Congress: 33 percent. The IRS: 42 percent.

Congress: 20 percent. Mother-in-law: 64 percent.

The public, however, does have its limits:

What do you have a higher opinion of: Congress or Lindsay Lohan?

Congress: 40 percent.

Lindsay Lohan: 36 percent.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at