The Tea Party and Republicans for years have made a big myth about how unpopular the Federal Government is, yet here is polling data to show how much more popular Federal Agencies are than Congress: even the IRS almost breaks even on unfavorable/favorable and of course it makes all the other more popular agencies possible by raising the funds that pay for them. Go IRS! Though I agree: CDC is my favorite.
In summary, despite overall distrust in the federal government, 9 of the 13 federal agencies and institutions included in a new Pew Research survey were viewed favorably by 60% or more of the public. But among all of them, the IRS was the only one rated more unfavorably than favorably by the public, with 51% expressing a negative view compared with 44% who had a favorable one.