When closing a question as a duplicate, the goal obviously is to find not just some identical question, but the one that has the best answer.
The search process doesn't support that goal perfectly yet. It allows you to find highest-voted questions which is nice, but when looking for a good dupe, you want to find the one with the highest-voted answers instead.
How about adding a "by highest voted answer" sort order?
In addition to that, it might be useful to know which questions in the list have been used as originals to duplicates in the past, and how often.
The layout in the new "answers" view (and only there!) could look like this:
If showing both votes is impossible due to layout reasons, then just show the answer score.
At the moment, I have the impression it has become customary to upvote the question as a sign for future closers that it contains a really great answer - at least that's what I do, lacking better ways. A lot of essentially mediocre, but highly voted questions support that assertion. That is not a good practice in the long run - targeting the good answers would be much better.