Tracking a 'zombie' stat: PunditFact dissects an inaccurate statistic on women and poverty
Angie Drobnic Holan
By Angie Drobnic Holan July 8, 2014

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

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Tracking a 'zombie' stat: PunditFact dissects an inaccurate statistic on women and poverty