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Governor Christie gets boost in polls after storm

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Chris Christie surged to a record-high favorability rating following his response to Hurricane Sandy, according to a new poll.

The first-term governor was rated favorably by 67 percent of registered voters, up from 48 percent barely a month earlier, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Wednesday. More than nine in 10 respondents said he handled Hurricane Sandy ‘‘very well’’ or ‘‘somewhat well.’’

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