CNN's Erin Burnett unveils the OutFront Political Strike Team and discusses the impact of the President not campaigning with Democrat Tom Barrett in Wisconsin.
CNN projects Walker will beat back recall challenge
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will successfully overcome a recall vote that would have stripped him of his job, CNN projects based on exit polling data and partial vote results.
Walker, a Republican hero for pushing austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions, was leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by a 59-41 margin with 31% of the vote in.
Public opinion polls leading up to the vote had shown Walker holding a narrowing lead and early exit polls suggested the race would be tight, with 35% of those responding identifying themselves as Democrats, 33% saying they're Republicans and 32% saying they're independents.