First Read reports that Donald Trump is tied for second with Mike Huckabee in a NBC/WSJ poll of Republican primary voters to be released momentarily (6:30PM Eastern). Both have 17 percent. Mitt Romney leads the hypothetical pack with 21 percent. Following behind are Gingrich at 11 percent and Palin at 10.

News is not so good – at least in this poll – for Tim Pawlenty (6%), Michele Bachman (5), Rick Santorum (3) and Haley Barbour (1).

The Donald is also the preferred candidate of self-identified Tea Party supporters with 20%.

More on the “Trump Surprise” in the WSJ.