It appears Harry Reid’s almost daily trolling the Koch brothers, has left the vast majority of Iowans cold.
A new Washington Free Beacon Poll shows Iowa voters, by a hefty margin, prefer the “billionaire arch-villain”, Charles Koch over that tireless fighter for the middle class, Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a hypothetical 2016 presidential match-up.
The results are in keeping with earlier polls showing that Charles and his brother David Koch are more popular than Reid, despite the majority leader’s breathless campaign to portray the libertarian philanthropy barons as “un-American” and “against everything that’s good for America.” Voters may have tired of Reid’s deranged bluster about the Koch brothers trying to “buy our democracy” while his Super PAC raises money from a handful of liberal billionaires.
The way Democrats’ “stray voltage” strategy is supposed to work is “controversy sparks attention, attention provokes conversation, and conversation embeds previously unknown or marginalized ideas in the public consciousness.”
Dingy’s marginalized ideas about the Koch brothers seem to have been embedded in the public consciousness, alright. But getting wiped out in the polls in a potential match-up against one of them cannot possibly be the desired outcome.