PPH runs with the Critical Insights poll in this morning's print edition, teasing it on A1 and slapping the article on B1.
This after having ignored a recent Rasmussen result and despite the fact that the Critical Insights numbers are, on average, six weeks old.
Of course, that PPH would make such a dubious editorial decision is, unfortunately, no longer surprising.
On a related note: MaryEllen Fitzgerald, president of Critical Insights, confirms in an e-mail that the poll surveyed registered voters, rather than a wider pool of Maine adults or Maine residents--as the poll's data release implied. So the 14-point number isn't completely worthless.
But relegating the ten point "likely voters" spread to a footnote still strikes me as questionable news judgment.