Support for the Tea Party has fallen to its lowest point ever according to a Rasmussen poll:
Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time evenly divided when asked to match the views of the average Tea Party member against those of the average member of Congress. Only eight percent (8%) now say they are members of the Tea Party, down from a high of 24% in April 2010 just after passage of the national health care law.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Half (49%) of voters have an unfavorable view of the movement. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided.
Note this is the Republican-friendly Rasumssen poll, which typically gives about two percent higher numbers to conservatives than other polls.
People showed some degree of support for the Tea Party initially when Americans were unhappy about the economy and looking for alternatives. Since then, Americans have become more familiar with the what the Tea Party stands for and are rejecting this mindless form of extremism.