Like surrendering in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or blaming 9-11 on U.S. Mideast policy? How about accusing "neocons and those nasty "joos" for drumming up hostility against poor Iran? While some of Paul's other ideas have merit, he's off the charts on too many other issues.
But I agree with the poster — the reason for the polling numbers are that most people don’t know Ron Paul. Instead, they know the version of Ron Paul that the media has given, which is a quite favorable view because Ron likes to attack other Republicans, which makes him popular.
If people knew his actual views, he wouldn’t be polling so well.