According to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), a majority of Pennsylvania residents said that they would rather have a groundhog in congress than the humans who currently hold the position. Although, no one trusts a groundhog to even predict the weather, they would trust one in congress more than a politician.

When asked if weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil would do a better job in congress than a politician, 50% of Philadelphia residents said he would, with only 29% saying that he wouldn’t., and 21% saying that they were “not sure.”

The same data revealed that only 8% of those people who were polled actually trust Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions on groundhog day, leaving us to wonder just how little they trust politicians.

According to a press release, PPP surveyed 1,042 registered voters from January 15th to 18th. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 3.0%. 80% of interviews for the poll were conducted over the phone with 20% interviewed over the internet to reach respondents who don’t have landline telephones

PPP polls conducted in the past have showed American residents favor Ronald McDonald for president over Burger King, and that Republicans prefer olives as a pizza topping twice as much as Democrats.

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