Counterintuitively, we can prove that (under reasonable assumptions about strategic voter behavior)
Approval and traditional-Condorcet voting
actually are not in conflict
(no-conflict theorem) and it
is plausible that range and approval voting
both will actually be more likely in practice to elect honest-voter Condorcet
winners, than "official"
Condorcet methods! [Summary of the model.]
And because strategic range voters generally vote approval-style, the same would
be true of range voting elections with strategic voters.
In other words:
To the extent range voters are strategic they will elect
Condorcet winners (indeed quite likely doing so more often than
"official" Condorcet methods);
whereas to the extent they are honest,
range voting should perform
better than Condorcet.