Donald Trump is starting to noticeably cut into Hillary Clinton's once-gigantic lead in the polls

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Donald Trump is gaining ground on Hillary Clinton nationally.

The Republican nominee, who faced a mid-August deficit of nearly 8 points in the RealClearPolitics head-to-head polling average against Clinton, has cut that lead nearly in half.

Clinton on Thursday led Trump by 4.6 points in the head-to-head matchup, while her lead was down to 3.6 points in the polling average that includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

That came as a number of recent polls showed him increasingly close to the Democratic nominee. Wednesday polls from Fox News and Reuters showed Trump down 2 points in a four-way matchup against Clinton, Johnson, and Stein, while a poll from Rasmussen, a right-leaning polling outlet, showed him with a 1 points lead.

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 31 : President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump attend a meeting at Los Pinos presidential residence, in Mexico City, Mexico on August 31, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 31 : President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump attend a meeting at Los Pinos presidential residence, in Mexico City, Mexico on August 31, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 31 : President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump attend a meeting at Los Pinos presidential residence, in Mexico City, Mexico on August 31, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 31 : President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump attend a meeting at Los Pinos presidential residence, in Mexico City, Mexico on August 31, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto at the end of their joint statement at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Trump is calling his surprise visit to Mexico City Wednesday a 'great honor.' The Republican presidential nominee said after meeting with Peña Nieto that the pair had a substantive, direct and constructive exchange of ideas.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a a joint statement with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Trump is calling his surprise visit to Mexico City Wednesday a 'great honor.' The Republican presidential nominee said after meeting with Peña Nieto that the pair had a substantive, direct and constructive exchange of ideas.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Trump is calling his surprise visit to Mexico City a 'great honor.' The Republican presidential nominee said after meeting with Peña Nieto that the pair had a substantive, direct and constructive exchange of ideas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Renowned statistician Nate Silver's "Polls-plus" forecast on FiveThirtyEight Thursday showed Trump with a 30% chance of winning the election. Silver's projections as recently as early August showed Clinton with a more-than 90% chance of winning in November.

Trump seemed to acknowledge the push in a Thursday tweet:

Still, Clinton has come out ahead in virtually every poll since the end of July, with just two national polls listed on RealClearPolitics showing Trump ahead in either a head-to-head or four-way matchup. A whopping 66 polls show Clinton on top.

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