JD_Toims - 3:33 am on Sep 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Haven't tested that scenario so can't say...
The EMD I've been referring to is actually a near duplicate of a page from a site that was paying for clicks to generate traffic to it prior to me taking over.
I created the EMD with the basic info and products provided on the corresponding page of the main domain. I adjusted things a bit [text, headings, load order, etc.], noindexed the corresponding page on the main domain and then sat back and watched the EMD go to #1 for multiple exact and partial match queries within 2 weeks -- In over 5 years I haven't changed a thing, but it continues to rank #1 for multiple queries.
Bottom Line: In my experience EMDs / PMDs are much easier to rank.