Worst Company In America Round 2: PayPal Vs. Charter

It’s the final day of competition in Round Two of Worst Company In America 2012, but there are still an awful lot of awful businesses still waiting to do battle. So let’s get to it and do it, shall we?

This morning’s competition features two companies that had an easy go of it in the first round. But only one of them can survive (though some of you would be glad to be rid of both).

Riding the wave of several months of bad PR — and years of horrendous customer service — PayPal not only smashed Capitol One nearly 73% of the vote. It then took pictures of the vanquished foe and e-mailed them to Capitol One’s mom just to rub it in.

Meanwhile, Charter — which one study says is both the least-trusted and next-to-least-trusted company in the country — body-slammed CenturyLink (Qwest) in the first round showdown between the regional telecoms. But can a company that really irritates a portion of the country stop a national nuisance like PayPal?

It all comes down to how you vote. So go do that.

(Voting on this poll will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 25.)

If you like competing for free stuff, there’s a sweepstakes on the Consumerist Facebook page that lets you pick who you think will win the Golden Poo. The prize packages includes the usual T-shirts and coffee mugs, but also our own Laura Northrup will knit you a little something nice. Go HERE for details.

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2012 series. The companies competing for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. See the entire WCIA 2012 bracket and schedule of match-ups HERE.