Donald Trump has a double-digit lead over the Republican field, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Trump is at 33 percent among national Republican primary voters, the poll found. Ted Cruz is at 20 percent; while Marco Rubio is at 13 percent. The poll found Ben Carson is at 12 percent, while Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are tied with 5 percent.
Trump’s lead over the Texas senator has increased since last month. In December, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found Trump was at 27 percent, while Cruz was at 22 percent.
In a three-way race between the Top 3 candidates, the New York businessman received 40 percent among GOP primary voters. In that scenario, Cruz was at 31 percent; while Rubio was at 26 percent.
When GOP voters were asked, however, to choose between Trump and Cruz, the Texas senator came out on top with 51 percent, compared to Trump’s 43 percent.
In a matchup between Trump and Rubio, the Florida senator received 45 percent to Trump’s 52 percent.
Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm, and Hart Research Associates, a Democratic polling firm, conducted the poll from Jan. 9 through Jan. 13. Four hundred Republican primary voters were polled, and the margin of error is 4.9 percent.