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Walker Wasn't Lying On Support for Budget Repair Bill

Scott Walker, Email, Wisconsin

Walker right on emails, analysis finds


Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker was right when he said that emailers supported his stance on collective bargaining for public workers, a new analysis has found.


The analysis of the emails released by Walker Friday was done by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.


Their computer-assisted study of the emails released through a court settlement found strong support among emailers for Walker's budget repair proposal, which would repeal nearly all union bargaining for public workers.  But the margin was closer when only emails from Wisconsin residents were considered, the analysis found.


The report also noted that public opinion polls don't mesh with readers' stances.


Here's an excerpt:


"At the request of (the Madison weekly newspaper) Isthmus, the Center analyzed the emails.  A team of reporters logged each of the emails in the sample as for or against the bill, unclear or unrelated.  They also noted the location of the sender when possible.


Of the emails related to the bill, 62 percent supported it, while 32 percent opposed it.  The margin of error for the Center’s sample size is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points."


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