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Goldman's Blankfein: Trump rise may signal this

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a national security speech aboard the World War II Battleship USS Iowa, September 15, 2015, in San Pedro, California.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a national security speech aboard the World War II Battleship USS Iowa, September 15, 2015, in San Pedro, California.

Donald Trump's rise in the polls could mean a shift in voter sentiment, Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Wednesday.

At a breakfast event in New York City, Blankfein said Trump's lead in may signal a preference for political dealmakers in Washington over ideologues, Dow Jones reported.

Trump holds a 10.5-percent lead over fellow GOP hopeful Ben Carson, who is sitting at second place with 20 percent, according to polling data aggregation site RealClearPolitics.com,

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Trump has managed to jump in front of the crowded GOP pack despite a series of controversial remarks about immigrants, China, women and other Republican nominees.

Blankfein said the idea of Trump with his "finger on the button blows my mind," according to Dow Jones.

The Trump campaign did not immedately respond to a CNBC request for comment.