Wisconsin State Legislature

Scott Walker victory not so impressive

Recent letters to the editor misinterpret the results of the historic Wisconsin recall election ("Walker victory a harbinger of November elections," June 8). First, exit polls showed that 60 percent of Gov. Scott Walker's supporters did not feel a recall election is appropriate except for proven misconduct in office; an additional 10 percent did not feel a recall election is ever appropriate.

The Wisconsin voters did not necessarily reject "bullying unions" that are "interested in keeping their power," nor did they endorse Mr. Walker's policies. Second, an exit poll indicated 18 percent of Mr. Walker's voters support President Barack Obama. Another poll...