Review & Outlook: A Wisconsin Vindication - WSJ.com I really don't understand how anyone (other than government workers) could support public aka government workers unions--who put a strangle hold on state budgets. It's obvious with only a 6.7% unemployment rate (much lower than most states) along with this news that Gov. Walker has done a lot of good for the overall health of the financial condition of Wisconsin. The unions have thrown millions of dollars at this campaign to recall Gov. Walker. Recent polling data suggest that Walker is leading his democrat opponent.