The Washington Post quotes this undecided voter in Ohio:
“Obama is overdoing things, but who would have wanted that job anyway? He seems to be doing what he thinks his [sic] right.”
That quote might be the key to this election -- there are a number of voters who don't like Obama's execution but do like his effort.
Empirical support for the perception of "overdoing things" comes from a Rasmussen poll last week.
Seventy percent (70%) of voters see Obama as politically liberal, while 67% see Romney as a conservative. However, the president is seen as more extreme ideologically. Forty-three percent (43%) see him as Very Liberal, while just 24% believe Romney is Very Conservative. Most voters are either politically Moderate or Somewhat Conservative. Sixty-two percent (62%) place Romney in that group while just 25% say the same for Obama.