Have to laugh at your complete denial here. Walker won by a larger margin (+200,000) votes and 54/45 than when he was first elected gov.
Your 8/1 figure is completely wrong. The unions spent over 21 million to recall Walker. The reason Barrett didn't get more backing is because he wasn't the unions' initial choice.
Not only that, two cities in California, San Diego and San Jose voted on Tuesday to limit union influence in their cities. With everything that's been going on with cutting back on a union's ability to influence elections, coupled with the popularity of the leaders who do so, we can expect more of this trend in the coming years; and we can expect the recall, actually, of those who refuse to do so.