What’s more popular than Congress? Just about everything. [UPDATED]

From a Washington Post story:

Here’s the percentage of Americans that approve of…

40% Barack Obama’s performance as President at its lowest point (Gallup, 2011)

39% Cloning sheep (ABC, 1997)

37% Bill Clinton’s performance as President at its lowest point (Gallup, 1994)

37% Corporal punishment for juvenile offenders convicted of vandalism (L.A. Times, 1993)

31% Believe in alien abductions (CNN, 1997)

24% Richard Nixon’s performance as President at its lowest point (Gallup, 1974)

23% Behavior of banks (Gallup, 2011)

22% George W. Bush’s performance as President at its lowest point (multiple polls in 2008)

21% Behavior of organized labor (Gallup, 2011)

19% Behavior of big business (Gallup, 2011)

19% Behavior of HMOs (Gallup, 2011)

18% Human cloning (Johns Hopkins, 2002)

14% Behavior of BP during Gulf oil spill (Washington Post, 2010)

14% Performance of Congress (CNN, 2011)

[UPDATE:  New data points added in italics above for comparison]

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