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Photo by Kate Golden/WCIJ Gov. Scott Walker said on Feb. 17 that a majority of the emails he'd received that week supported him, unlike the throngs that surrounded the Capitol for weeks (seen here March 12). The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism found that he was right -- but that a third of the supportive emails came from out of state.

Analysis: Emails favored Walker 2-1

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Gov. Scott Walker was right: The angry crowds in Madison didn't tell the whole story of how Wisconsinites felt.

In the week after Walker announced his plan to dramatically curtail public employees' collective bargaining rights in the state budget repair bill, a wide majority of the emails to him expressed support, an analysis of those emails indicates.


But that support was significantly boosted by emails from pro-Walker senders from outside Wisconsin.

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