Donald Trump's lead among Republicans nationally appears to be growing, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.
Trump is the first choice of 33% of likely GOP primary voters
, ahead of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 20%, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 13% and Ben Carson at 12%, the survey shows.
They're followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 5% each. No other candidate tops 3%.
That 13-percentage-point lead is up from the five-point edge Trump had over Cruz in the same poll a month ago.
The poll's results offer some good news and some bad news for Trump as the Republican race moves ahead.
The good: 65% of Republican voters say they can see themselves supporting him, a huge climb from 10 months ago, when only 23% said they could see themselves backing Trump.
The bad: In a head-to-head match-up with Cruz, Cruz actually wins, 51% to Trump's 43%, a figure that shows why Trump has increasingly attacked Cruz, focusing on his Canadian birth and questioning his eligibility to run for president.