Gutting your state's educational system tends to have that effect. At least it should.
It's bizarre, in a way. In 2011 he cut somewhere around $700 million from K12 funding, if memory serves, and since those cuts were wrapped up with Act 10 as well, there tended to be quite a bit of conservative support. The schools are bloated, teachers make too much anyway, Cadillac healthcare, work only 9 months, etc. In other words, schools don't need that money, and if they do, they can take it from the undeserving teachers.
Alternately, I hear nary a word of support for the things Governor Walker is proposing to do to the UW system. The closest thing is that "Well, maybe some professors should teach more classes," but not really anything about the budget cuts. When universities start talking about closing entire departments because they won't be able to afford staff, or offering over 100 buy outs, or cutting state aid slashed by 25%, I think people start to take notice.
At least I hope they do.
These cuts are not going to be made up by increasing out of state tuition. I'm truly concerned about what this will do to the quality of the UW system, a system that I was hoping to enroll my own kids in some day. If these cuts remain...who knows?