Newsmax surveyed congressional staffers, lobbyists, and former members of Congress to come up with their “Popularity Contest 2009″ list. The list outlines the most hated and most loved legislators of this year.

Topping the list of “most loved” is Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

Most hated? Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

Check out Newsmax for the full list and explanations.