Tracking a 'zombie' stat: PunditFact dissects an inaccurate statistic on women and poverty
Our partners at PunditFact were intrigued by this claim made by Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, on ABC’s Sunday show This Week: "70 percent of the people living in abject poverty are women."
The problem: That statistic isn't accurate.
So where did it come from, and why does it keep getting repeated? Read a special report from PunditFact to find out. The video report at right gives you highlights of PunditFact's findings