A new Ipsos/USA Today poll asked Americans to rate a list of items on how they symbolized the best and worst of America. Politicians were ranked most representative of what’s the worst about about the U.S.
The survey presented a list of approximately 30 people, concepts, and professions and asked respondents to rate the items on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being what’s worst about America and 7 being what’s best.
The top vote-getters for what’s best about the U.S. were nurses (6.0), kindness to strangers (5.6), school teachers (5.5), speaking English (5.5), and Founding Fathers (5.5).
The political and pundit class didn’t fare nearly as well. Nearly every name and profession connected to the political sphere came in near the bottom of the list.
The 10 things that symbolize the worst about America
No. 1: POLITICIANS (2.7)
No. 2: NANCY PELOSI (3.0)
No. 3: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS (3.3)
No. 4: PAUL RYAN (3.4)
No. 5: DONALD TRUMP (3.4)
No. 6: KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM (3.4)
No. 7: JOE SCARBOROUGH (3.5)
No. 8: RACHEL MADDOW (3.6)
No. 9: BANKERS (3.7)
No. 10: TUCKER CARLSON (3.8)