1. Will the results of this year’s presidential election confirm or disprove the median voter theorem? (See the helpful video below by Mandi Broderson for several simple illustrations of the median voter model.)
2. Further questions:
(a) How do we determine who the “median voter” is in the real world, and along which policy dimension do we measure his or her political preferences?
(b) How does the act of not voting (i.e. “none of the above”) relate to the median voter model? Specifically, do median voters abstain more frequently than voters closer to the extremes?
(c) Are presidential politics to complex to be amenable to formal mathematical models?