Michael O'Brien, a writer for the Michigan Review, writes in National Review about the state of the MCRI. The article is well worth reading.
"To what extent these political dynamics will affect the fortunes of Michigan’s Republican candidates as well as the MCRI remains unclear. Bill Ballenger, the director of Inside Michigan Politics and arguably the most influential pundit in his state, analyzes the MCRI as a “marginal favorite” to win. Although an early March EPIC/MRA poll showed the MCRI to be in a closer-than-expected race, with only 44 percent in favor and 47 percent opposed, Ballenger calls that an “aberration,” and indicates that his company’s own internal polling yields a higher proportion of support. But he also acknowledges that a lack of institutional support and a well-financed opposition may yet defeat the MCRI. (The latest Detroit News poll has it at 43-42.)"
Kudos to Mike Cox for endorsing the MCRI.