A plurality of Americans are not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Forty-two percent said they viewed Ryan’s candidacy as a “fair” or “poor” move by the Romney campaign, compared to 39 percent who said it was an “excellent” or “pretty good” choice.

According to historical data from USA Today/Gallup, the last vice-presidential candidate to perform worse in the poll after being unveiled as a presidential candidate’s running mate was former Vice President Dan Quayle in 1988. A majority of Americans, 52 percent, said Quayle was a “fair” or “poor” pick at the time.