Cuomo was asked about the March corruption conviction of Joseph Percoco, his former top aide, campaign manager and close personal friend.
"I'm not an Albany insider like Governor Cuomo, but experience doesn't mean that much if you're not actually good at governing", she said, referring to the seat of NY government in the state capital.
Cuomo did give Nixon a full hour to debate him at Hofstra University, a frequent host of presidential debates, which do not typically feature as much crowd work.
"The basic dynamic of the race didn't change", says Hofstra political analyst Larry Levy.
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At one point, moderator Marcia Kramer told Nixon her time was up.
Three polls in recent months all had her trailing Cuomo by more than 30 percentage points.
It's telling that the debate-the only time Cuomo and Nixon will meet face to face before next month's primary-is airing on a tape delay, because while unpredictability is good for TV, it's not always good when you're a politician.
Nixon and Cuomo squared off Wednesday night - at Hofstra University - in the only debate scheduled before New York's Democratic primary September 13.
Nixon, who starred in the HBO series, "Sex in the City", has hit Cuomo from his left, leaving many to believe that he has responded by lurching farther to the fringe. This is real life, ' Cuomo said.
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Cuomo shot back at Nixon, claiming she lives in a "world of fiction" while he lives in the real world while alleging that she doesn't understand the challenges of leading NY.
"Today, you have to fight Donald Trump, who is the main risk to the state of New York", Cuomo said.
Cynthia Nixon was the clear victor of Wednesday's Democratic gubernatorial debate, and not just because she had the easier job of offering lefty pie in the sky without the burden of ever having had to deliver on a campaign promise. You need to know how to do it'.
Cuomo said he's the right person to lead resistance to the Trump administration's policies in NY. She couldn't just "snap her fingers" and enact policies like ethics reform, he said. The victor will face Republican Marc Molinaro and independent Stephanie Miner in November.
Both camps report their respective candidates have been rehearsing for the debate.
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Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in NY by more than 2-1.