Washington (CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump received some good news Wednesday if he chooses to run for the White House in 2012.
According to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, "the Donald" and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for second place with support from 17 percent of likely Republican primary voters, falling behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin trailed with 11 percent and 10 percent respectively.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour received less than 10 percent.
Among self described Tea Party supporters questioned in the survey, the "Celebrity Apprentice" star finished first with 20 percent, followed by Romney with 17 percent, Huckabee with 14 percent, Palin with 12 percent and Gingrich with nine percent.
The NBC/WSJ survey was conducted between March 31 and April 4, with 1,000 people questioned by telephone. The poll had a sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.