New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican who hasn’t said whether he’ll seek re-election next year, surged to a record-high favorability rating following his response to superstorm Sandy, according to a poll.

The first-term governor was rated favorably by 67 percent of registered voters, up from 48 percent barely a month earlier, the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today shows. More than 9-in- 10 said he handled Sandy “very well” or “somewhat well.”