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Reply #4: Nate Silver gets it. The people of Waukesha County used this as a confidence vote on Walker [View All]

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 07:14 PM
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4. Nate Silver gets it. The people of Waukesha County used this as a confidence vote on Walker
Just like the heavy union/public sector areas used it as a tool to protest.

About the makeup of these people
"...the county doesnt have very many unionized workers, and is dominated by white-collar private businesses like General Electric , which has a large complex there. Union workers, especially in the public sector, probably had the most at stake in the judicial election, since the winner is likely to be called on to rule on the controversial legislation that state Republicans passed to roll back collective bargaining rights."

And the variance from the norm of private sector employees:
"It turns out that about 7.5 percent of the employed population in Waukesha County works for state or local government, as compared with 11 percent for Wisconsin as a whole."
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