Most NH voters would back 'unity ticket' in 2020: poll

Most NH voters would back 'unity ticket' in 2020: poll
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A majority of New Hampshire voters say that they would support a "unity ticket" in 2020 featuring a Democratic and Republican candidate on the same ticket, according to a new poll.

Triton Polling & Research survey commissioned by UniteAmerica showed that 6-of-10 New Hampshire voters said they would support a ticket featuring their "preferred presidential candidate" pick a vice presidential nominee from the opposing party as a method of bringing the country together and healing divisions. 

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The unity ticket idea found support from a majority of voters in both political parties as well as independents in the state. Republicans showed the least support for the idea but still supported it with a 51 percent majority.

Nearly three-fourths, 74 percent, of voters in the state told pollsters that they see political dysfunction as the major issue facing America at this time.

The poll also showed that 2020 could be a good year for an independent candidate, with 56 percent of those polled saying they would be open to supporting an independent candidate in the next election cycle.

"Alienated by both parties and most concerned about political dysfunction, a majority of New Hampshire voters are ready for a “Unity Ticket” ticket in 2020 than can heal our divisions and fix our political system," UniteAmerica wrote in a blog post accompanying the poll.

Triton Polling & Research's survey contacted 901 New Hampshire voters by phone from Dec. 4-5, 2018, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.