Democrats’ strategy of repeatedly attacking the Koch brothers is working, Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.
A poll last week showed that 48 percent of Americans know who Charles and David Koch are, a number that critics seized on as showing that the Koch attacks aren’t working. But the New York senator said that poll only serves to underscore that Democrats’ frequent broadsides to the billionaire brothers and their political activities are catching on.
“When I read the numbers, that 48 percent of Americans knew who the Koch brothers were, people said, ‘That’s not great.’ That’s fabulous. That’s incredible,” Schumer told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “As we move on, more and more people know who they are.”
Hoping to blunt the effect of the millions spent by the Koch-backed Americans for Property against Democratic incumbent senators, Democrats in Congress and their campaign operations have increasingly raised the issue of the Kochs’ influence in politics through floor speeches, press conferences and campaign messaging.