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Cuomo Ad Slams 'Welfare King' Paladino (VIDEO)

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The positive ad features a woman, Nancy Marie Bergman from Long Island, telling the story of how Cuomo, the state Attorney General, took on her insurance company when they refused to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills for her breast cancer treatment.

"He was on my side, experienced and tough. We need a governor like that, who can clean up Albany and make government work for the people," says Bergman. "I'm a registered Republican, and I'm voting for Andrew."

The TPM Poll Average shows Cuomo leading Paladino by 52.6%-36.6%, with the wildly varying individual polls showing a lead as wide as 33 points -- or as narrow as six points.