Poll: Punxsutawney Phil would do a better job than most members of Congress

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Congress has officially sunk to a new low.

While the approval rating of those on Capitol Hill has been hovering at historically low levels, a new poll shows half of Pennsylvania believes Punxsutawney Phil would be a perfectly suitable — and capable — member of Congress.

Some key findings from Public Policy Polling:

  • 59 percent of Pennsylvanians have a favorable opinion of Punxsutawney Phil.
  • Only 8 percent believe he’s a reliable indicator of how long winter will last.
  • 50 percent say he’d do a better job than most members of Congress.

So there you have it. Here’s one warning for Punxsutawney Phil: If he does get elected and happens to run into New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, don’t let him pick you up.

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