Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Statements about Poverty

Mostly True

UPDATED: New Mexico is the exception

 Occupy Democrats

Occupy Democrats

"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."

— Rhode Island

True

Statistic typically peaks after recessions

Mostly True

Nearly one in five Texas women

Full Flop

Medicaid shift is part of Scott's more moderate agenda

Half-True

Crist picked the high end from one study

False

A oft-repeated, and wrong, statistic

Mostly True

Figure is a bit lower if you include part-time jobs

Half-True

Uses an unofficial poverty measure

Mostly True

Accurate, except for a few quibbles

True

Poverty, obesity linked

Mostly True

Close -- about one in six

Half-True

A word of caution about the number

Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci

"A quarter of our workers make $18,000 per year."

— PunditFact

Mostly False

Republicans run 3 of the top 20