Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Releases Poll Results from Emergency Telephone Town Hall on Syria

Sep 13, 2013
Press Release

Newburgh, NY -  After a successful emergency telephone town hall with 14,500 constituents from the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the results of several poll questions asked during last night’s town hall.

“This town hall gave me the chance to hear directly from thousands of folks across the district regarding U.S. involvement in Syria,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “The most important voices in this debate are the voices of my neighbors in the Hudson Valley.”

In last night’s telephone town hall poll, 64% of respondents said they were opposed to the President’s call for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy is not successful.

Last night’s poll also found that 46% of respondents think Congress should focus on creating jobs and growing the economy in the upcoming weeks.  25% of respondents think that Congress should focus on preventing a government shutdown, 16% support other issues including Syria and 8% support strengthening healthcare laws.

In addition, 86% of respondents agreed that America is doing too much in other countries around the world, and it is time to do less around the world and focus more on our own problems here at home.

These bipartisan telephone town hall events are attended by constituents of all ideological and partisan persuasions, and all constituents on the call are invited to participate in the poll. If you reside in the 18th Congressional District and would like to participate, please contact Rep. Maloney’s Washington D.C. office at 202-225-5441 or sign up online.

Since January, Rep. Maloney has participated in multiple town halls including in-person town halls back in the Hudson Valley and began his “Speak with Sean” series of events in neighborhoods across the region.