The survey, taken in the aftermath of the stunning defeat in Kansas last week of a proposal to remove abortion rights from the state constitution, is more evidence of a backlash to the Supreme Court's decision that allows states to sharpen restrictions on abortion or bar it entirely.
Seven in 10 say they would support using a ballot measure to decide abortion rights in their state, an idea backed across party lines, by 73% of Democrats, 77% of Republicans and 67% of independents.
If there were a ballot measure in their state, those polled would vote by 54%-28% in favor of making abortion legal.
Suburbanites by 56%-26% say they would vote to support abortion rights in a ballot measure.
As the midterm elections approach in 90 days, political strategists are facing this question: Without an abortion measure on the ballot in most states, will voters chose to express their views on the question with the candidates they support or in their decision whether to turn out to vote?