Charles Koch Leads Harry Reid in Potential 2016 Matchup

Harry Reid (millionaire) and Charles Koch (billionaire)
• April 17, 2014 1:51 pm


Iowa voters would back libertarian philanthropist Charles Koch by a hefty margin over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) in a hypothetical 2016 presidential race, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll:

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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.

Voters in 2016 may not get the Koch-Reid presidential matchup many are hoping for, but it is reassuring to know that Iowans would prefer the successful businessman who has created tens of thousands of jobs, donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charity, and dedicated his life to preserving the principles of economic freedom in this country, over the multi-millionaire whose first election to political office predates the moon landing.