Super Tuesday 2: Get the latest exit polls and results here

People cheer as US presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on March 14, 2016.
People cheer as US presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on March 14, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Five states held primaries for both Democratic and Republican candidates on Tuesday (March 15). The Northern Mariana Islands also picked a Republican nominee. The key elections are dubbed 'Super Tuesday 2'.

Projected winners as per the exit polls, and later the results for each state, will be updated here on Wednesday (March 16).

A total of 367 Republican and 784 Democratic delegates are up for grabs. That amounts to over 20 per cent of available delegates. Democratic Party delegates will be allocated proportionally. Republican states can now start allocating all delegates to the winner and that will be the case in Florida (99 delegates) and Ohio (66).

The focus will be on Florida and Ohio, not just for the number of delegates but also because they are swing states that could determine the outcome of the general election.  Both are winner-takes-all states, which means the victor can start to either pull away from the pack or close in on the leaders. Related story here.

Results

Here are the results for the number of delegates which candidates have won in each state so far on Super Tuesday 2. Results are still coming in. Figures in brackets are super-delegates and are included in the total delegates number.

Last updated on March 17, 2016 at 1:27pm.

Republicans
The race so far:

Super Tuesday 2 (March 15) results table:

  TRUMP CRUZ RUBIO KASICH
Florida 99 - - -
Ohio - - - 66
Missouri 25 5 - -
North Carolina 29 27 6 9
Illinois 51 9 - 5
Northern Marianas (Convention) 9 - - -
Total delegates already won 673 411 (1) 169 143

Democrats
The race so far:

Super Tuesday 2 (March 15) results table:

  CLINTON SANDERS
Florida 133 65
Ohio 79 62
Missouri 32 32
North Carolina 59 45
Illinois 68 67
Total delegates already won 1,606 (467) 851 (26)

Exit Poll Results

A look at the projected winners, according to the exit polls.

Republicans

  PROJECTED WINNER
Florida DONALD TRUMP (46%)
Ohio JOHN KASICH (47%)
Missouri DONALD TRUMP & TED CRUZ TIED
Illinois DONALD TRUMP (39%)
North Carolina DONALD TRUMP (40%)
Northern Mariana Islands DONALD TRUMP

Democrats

  PROJECTED WINNER
Florida HILLARY CLINTON (64%)
Ohio HILLARY CLINTON (57%)
Missouri HILLARY CLINTON (Slight lead)
Illinois HILLARY CLINTON (51%)
North Carolina HILLARY CLINTON (55%)

SOURCE: The New York Times, Reuters