By Olivia B. Waxman
January 30, 2015
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Just in time for Groundhog Day on Feb. 2, Public Policy Polling (PPP) revealed 50% of Pennsylvanians think the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil “would do a better job than most current members of Congress.” Twenty-nine percent said he would not, and 21% were “not sure.”

Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, said in a statement, “Americans have so little faith in Congress these days they’d rather be represented by a groundhog.”

The data suggests the rodent should get a new job, considering only 8% thought the animal seeing his shadow was a reliable indicator of how long winter would last.

The pollsters surveyed 1,042 registered voters in Pennsylvania between Jan.15 and 18. The margin of error for this poll is ± 3%.

Past entertaining PPP polls have showed Americans 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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Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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