Despite the claims of Tea Party members that they somehow represent the "real America," data from Gallup indicates that the Tea Party is not popular with much of the American public.
Gallup's data summary is linked below.
Gallup: Declining Support for the Tea Party
"As Washington braces for another budget showdown, this time with the threat of defunding the new healthcare law in the mix, the key political force pushing for conservative policies sees diminished popular support. Fewer Americans now describe themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement than did at the height of the movement in 2010, or even at the start of 2012. Today's 22% support nearly matches the record low found two years ago."