Clinton's lead narrows in national poll
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE's lead over Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE has narrowed, according to the latest national poll.

Clinton leads the GOP nominee by 4 points, 48 to 44 percent, among registered voters in the NBC News/Survey Monkey tracking poll released Tuesday morning, down 2 points from last week.
Clinton's lead is even smaller in a four-way matchup. In that scenario, Clinton leads by just 2 points, 42 to 40 percent.
Clinton has seen a tightening of polls recently as she battles criticism over her "basket of deplorables" comment and the delayed release of her pneumonia diagnosis over the weekend.
Her lead in the NBC survey was 10 points about five weeks ago.
Since then, Trump has made up ground among independents who don't lean toward either major party.
Clinton and Trump have similar favorability numbers in the poll, though both are viewed unfavorably by a majority of registered voters.  
Thirty-eight percent have a favorable impression of Trump and 39 percent have a favorable impression of Clinton, while 59 percent view Clinton unfavorably and 60 percent view Trump unfavorably. 
The survey of 16,220 registered voters was conducted online Sept. 5–11 with an estimated margin of error of 1.1 percentage points.