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Live Blog: Exit Poll Analysis From Tuesday’s Big Five Primaries

Voters in five states –- Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois –- head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the Republican and Democratic primary contests.

The NBC News Exit Poll Desk will be reporting out results from the NBC News Exit Poll in all five states. Exit polls are surveys based on interviews of voters leaving their polling places. The NBC News Exit Poll is conducted by Edison Research.

Throughout the night, a team of survey research analysts will be crunching the numbers on who turned up, what issues were on their minds, and why they voted the way they did. The team includes Scott Keeter, senior survey advisor at Pew Research Center; Stephanie Psyllos, associate manager of exit polling, NBC News; Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute; Maureen Michaels, president of Michaels Opinion Research Inc.; Cary Funk, associate director of research at Pew Research Center; Mara Ostfeld, postdoctoral fellow, Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan; Patrick Egan, associate professor of politics and public policy at New York University; Hannah Hartig, assistant director, University of Pennsylvania’s Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies; Jennifer Su, senior project director, Princeton Survey Research Associates International; and Andrew Arenge, assistant producer, NBC News. The NBC News Exit Poll Desk works closely with MSNBC homepage editor David Taintor to curate the stories we produce.

Follow our live blog below for all the exit poll analysis:

LIVE BLOG: TUESDAY'S EXIT POLLS