WASHINGTON: A new Gallup poll was released Monday ranking all 192 country’s governments by effectiveness in implementing both domestic and foreign policy. The survey, which was last done in 2005, ranked the United States 188th, behind all but four others.
“It was very obvious that America was not going to score very well,” said George Hanz, the leading professor and researcher behind this survey, “Americans are on the verge of yet another government shutdown. How do we rank them when they have no government at all!”
The US nose-dived almost 163 places since 2005, the largest single change in the history of the poll. It was given a grade of 2.5 on a 100-point scale.
The United States is now ranked behind the governments of Syria, which has used chemical weapons on its own people, Somalia, which has been nonexistent since 1990, Namibia, which nobody cares about, and Jong Batu, which is a pile of rocks in the ocean and has never been inhabited.
Rounding out the bottom five were Egypt as the world’s least effective government, Yemen, South Sudan, and Mali.