Not according to this survey, folks.
...Today, just one in three has a favorable view of the federal government — the lowest level in 15 years, according to a Pew survey. The majority of Americans remain satisfied with their local and state governments — 61 percent and 52 percent, respectively — but only 33 percent feel likewise about the federal government.
In 2004, the Democrats took Congress, and with the feckless GWB as President, began their Long March to take over every single aspect of living in the US.
How'd THAT work out, Mr. President??
(Also see the Law of Subsidiarity)
Anyhoo, if there is one thing that the TEA Party stands for, it is LESS Federal (and State) Gummint. This survey tells us that the TEA Party is not "dead"; instead, it has grown significantly.