Billionaire Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE is in first place in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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Trump now has the support of 27 percent of Republican primary voters, according to the poll, a portion of which was conducted after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (R-Texas) moved into second place with 22 percent, gaining 12 points.

Cruz benefited from the fall of retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump administration ending delay on over B in Puerto Rico disaster aid HUD to roll back Obama-era housing desegregation rule Trump tells California, New York to 'politely' ask him for help with homeless population MORE, pollsters say.

Carson dropped 18 points in the poll, released Sunday morning, falling to fourth place in the crowded GOP presidential field. Carson was atop the last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in late October, though Trump has been first in other national polls since then. Carson now is the first choice of 11 percent of GOP primary voters.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioApple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Surging Sanders draws fresh scrutiny ahead of debate MORE (R-Fla.) has 15 percent support, up 4 percent, to hold the third spot in the new poll.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 7 percent support, and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, with 5 percent, round out the top six.

No other Republican candidate attracted more than 3 percent.

Trump’s support rises to 30 percent against the four top Republican candidates, NBC noted.

The poll of 400 Republican primary voters, conducted Dec. 6–9, has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.