In a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday, the Republican governor garnered his highest favorability ratings — 50 percent among registered voters — since he took office two and a half years ago, compared with 39 percent who hold an unfavorable opinion of him.

The numbers are bolstered largely by the male voters who favor Christie — up seven percentage points from March — to 56 percent. The percentage of women who favor him rose just two points, however, to 45 percent. The result is an 11 percentage point gap, compared with 6 points six months ago.

The disparity between the state’s economic standing and the governor’s “Jersey Comeback” narrative has apparently not hurt voters’ opinion of the administration.