Statements about Poverty

Mostly True

Leading Dems want economic empowerment for all

Half-True

Difference between raw numbers and rate

False

Only if you arbitrarily exclude a majority of federal spending

Mostly False

Israel and Mexico have higher rates

Half-True

There's a big racial gap, but not as big as he says

Mostly True

That's pretty close, but beware a rural bias in the stats

False

It was true for a brief moment in mid-2012

True

Statistic typically peaks after recessions

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

Mostly True

He could've said it a little better