BOSTON, OCT. 23 -- The hot wind of voter anger that blew through the Massachusetts primary last month, toppling veteran Democrats and raising the anxiety level for all incumbents, may be losing some force.

With one possible exception, the state's liberal House delegation appears headed for reelection en masse. So does first-term Sen. John F. Kerry (D), who enjoys a 14-percentage-point lead over his Republican challenger, Jim Rappaport, in a new poll.

The poll, conducted for the Boston Globe and WBZ-TV, also said Democrat John Silber has opened a 45-to-39 percent lead over Republican William Weld and indicated that voters were turning against a tax-cutting initiative by a 2-to-1 margin. The only Republican candidate for statewide office with a lead in the poll was treasurer candidate Joe Malone.

"The boil was lanced on primary day, in which voters produced two candidates who embody change," said Martin Linsky, a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, referring to Weld and Silber. "The intensity of the desire for revolution is now lessened. That's what the message seems to be."

Two weeks before the Nov. 6 election, only one of Massachusetts's 11 House members appears to face a serious challenge, according to party officials and observers here.

Ironically, that member is not Rep. Barney Frank, the fifth-term Democrat who was reprimanded by the House just three months ago for his actions on behalf of a male prostitute, Stephen L. Gobie.

The House action -- and the long, sometimes embarrassing investigation that led up to it -- were widely perceived as politically damaging to Frank. But Frank is now poised to glide to reelection against a little-known, poorly financed Republican challenger, John Soto.

Instead, the House member with the biggest challenge is Democrat Chester G. Atkins, the former "boy wonder" of Massachusetts politics who doubles as the state Democratic chairman. Atkins is in a tight contest with a conservative Republican state legislator, John MacGovern, who has attacked Atkins as a tax-and-spend incumbent.

"I don't think anybody is taking {the election} for granted this year, because of the peculiar environment that has enveloped Massachusetts in the last 24 months," said Larry Rasky, a consultant to the Democratic State Committee. "But because of Chester being chairman of the party, I think he bears a special burden of guilt by association."

Other than Atkins, though, most House members have little to fear at the polls next month. Four of the 11 lawmakers have no opposition.

According to some analysts, part of the explanation for the incumbents' staying power can be traced to last spring, when candidates had to file nomination papers. The Republicans simply failed to recruit serious challengers. "You can't beat somebody with nobody," Rasky observed.

Two years ago, the Massachusetts delegation -- 10 Democrats and one Republican -- prevailed in the general election with an average 83 percent of the vote.

"I think it's mostly because they work very hard at their jobs. An incumbent member of Congress ought not to be in trouble unless he or she messes up," said Linsky, who is a former Republican state legislator.

Linsky said Atkins could lose solely because of the anti-incumbent mood here. For the same reason, he said, there may be little that Atkins can do to help himself. "How do you remind people of everything you've done without reminding them that you're part of the problem?"

MacGovern blames Atkins for the fiscal mess that has overtaken Massachusetts and stresses the Democrat's ties to outgoing Gov. Michael S. Dukakis (D). Atkins has assailed MacGovern for his ties to the Dartmouth Review, a right-wing student publication that caused a stir last month when a quotation from Adolf Hitler was substituted for the paper's motto.

"There is no good reason why Chet Atkins ought to have a tough race on his hands," according to his campaign spokesman, Ernest Corrigan. "If you look at the fact that he has produced a great many things for his district from his seat on the Appropriations Committee, he is a real plus. But in this climate, that is not necessarily a relevant factor for voters."